Self-Training for Unsupervised Parsing with PRPN

05/27/2020 ∙ by Anhad Mohananey, et al. ∙ 0

Neural unsupervised parsing (UP) models learn to parse without access to syntactic annotations, while being optimized for another task like language modeling. In this work, we propose self-training for neural UP models: we leverage aggregated annotations predicted by copies of our model as supervision for future copies. To be able to use our model's predictions during training, we extend a recent neural UP architecture, the PRPN (Shen et al., 2018a) such that it can be trained in a semi-supervised fashion. We then add examples with parses predicted by our model to our unlabeled UP training data. Our self-trained model outperforms the PRPN by 8.1 the art by 1.6 helpful for semi-supervised parsing in ultra-low-resource settings.

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