Cloze Evaluation for Deeper Understanding of Commonsense Stories in IndonesianDownload PDF


17 Dec 2021, 10:43 (edited 17 Dec 2021)ACL ARR 2021 December Blind SubmissionReaders: Everyone
  • Abstract: Story comprehension that involves complex causal and temporal relations is imperative in NLP, but previous studies have focused on English, leaving open the question of how the findings generalize to other languages, such as Indonesian. In this paper, we follow the Story Cloze Test framework of Mostafazadeh et al. (2016) in evaluating story understanding in Indonesian, by constructing a four-sentence story with one correct ending and one incorrect ending. To investigate commonsense knowledge acquisition in language models, we experimented with: (1) a classification task to predict the correct ending; and (2) a generation task to complete the story with a single sentence. We investigate these tasks in two settings: (i) monolingual training and (ii) zero-shot cross-lingual transfer between Indonesian and English.
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