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The king is naked: On the notion of robustness for natural language processing

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There is growing evidence that the classical notion of adversarial robustness originally introduced for images has been adopted as a de facto standard by a large part of the NLP research community. We show that this notion is problematic in the context of NLP as it considers a narrow spectrum of linguistic phenomena. In this paper, we argue for semantic robustness, which is better aligned with the human concept of linguistic fidelity. We characterize semantic robustness in terms of biases tha...

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10.1609/aaai.v36i10.21353

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Computer Science
Oxford college:
Trinity College
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Author
Publisher:
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence Journal website
Volume:
36
Issue:
10
Pages:
11047-11057
Publication date:
2022-06-28
Acceptance date:
2021-12-01
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English
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Pubs id:
1225016
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pubs:1225016
Deposit date:
2021-12-15

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