Counterfactual Data Augmentation for Mitigating Gender Stereotypes in Languages with Rich Morphology

@inproceedings{Zmigrod2019CounterfactualDA,
  title={Counterfactual Data Augmentation for Mitigating Gender Stereotypes in Languages with Rich Morphology},
  author={Ran Zmigrod and Sebastian J. Mielke and Hanna M. Wallach and Ryan Cotterell},
  booktitle={ACL},
  year={2019}
}
Gender stereotypes are manifest in most of the world's languages and are consequently propagated or amplified by NLP systems. Although research has focused on mitigating gender stereotypes in English, the approaches that are commonly employed produce ungrammatical sentences in morphologically rich languages. We present a novel approach for converting between masculine-inflected and feminine-inflected sentences in such languages. For Spanish and Hebrew, our approach achieves F1 scores of 82% and… CONTINUE READING

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