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July 30, 2018

A Phonemic-Based Tactile Display for Speech Communication

IEEE Transactions on Haptics

Despite a long history of research, the development of synthetic tactual aids to support the communication of speech has proven to be a difficult task. The current paper describes a new tactile speech device based on the presentation of phonemic-based tactile codes.

By: Charlotte M. Reed, Hong Z Tan, Zachary D Perez, E. Courtenay Wilson, Frederico M. Severgnini, Jaehong Jung, Juan S. Martinez, Yang Jiao, Ali Israr, Frances Lau, Keith Klumb, Robert Turcott, Freddy Abnousi
July 20, 2018

Controllable Abstractive Summarization

ACL NMT Workshop

We present a neural summarization model with a simple but effective mechanism to enable users to specify these high level attributes in order to control the shape of the final summaries to better suit their needs.

By: Angela Fan, David Grangier, Michael Auli
July 18, 2018

What you can cram into a single $&!#* vector: Probing sentence embeddings for linguistic properties

Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)

We introduce here 10 probing tasks designed to capture simple linguistic features of sentences, and we use them to study embeddings generated by three different encoders trained in eight distinct ways, uncovering intriguing properties of both encoders and training methods.

By: Alexis Conneau, Germán Kruszewski, Guillaume Lample, LoÏc Barrault, Marco Baroni
July 18, 2018

Total Ionizing Dose Assessment of a Commercial 200V PMOSFET

IEEE Nuclear & Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC)

Total ionizing dose testing of commercial 200 V PMOSFETs. At 100 kRad(Si), observed VT increase of ~ 3 V for biased ON devices and increase of ~ 1 V for biased OFF devices. The RDS_ON did not degrade with dose.

By: Raichelle Aniceto, Randall Milanowski, Slaven Moro, Norman Hall, Bert Vermeire, Josh Shields, Kerri Cahoy
July 15, 2018

Hierarchical Neural Story Generation

Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)

We explore story generation: creative systems that can build coherent and fluent passages of text about a topic. We collect a large dataset of 300K human-written stories paired with writing prompts from an online forum.

By: Angela Fan, Michael Lewis, Yann Dauphin
July 15, 2018

Filtering and Mining Parallel Data in a Joint Multilingual Space

Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)

We learn a joint multilingual sentence embedding and use the distance between sentences in different languages to filter noisy parallel data and to mine for parallel data in large news collections.

By: Holger Schwenk
July 15, 2018

Personalizing Dialogue Agents: I have a dog, do you have pets too?

Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)

Chit-chat models are known to have several problems: they lack specificity, do not display a consistent personality and are often not very captivating. In this work we present the task of making chit-chat more engaging by conditioning on profile information.

By: Saizheng Zhang, Emily Dinan, Jack Urbanek, Arthur Szlam, Douwe Kiela, Jason Weston
July 13, 2018

Analyzing Uncertainty in Neural Machine Translation

International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)

Our study relates some of these issues to the inherent uncertainty of the task, due to the existence of multiple valid translations for a single source sentence, and to the extrinsic uncertainty caused by noisy training data.

By: Myle Ott, Michael Auli, David Grangier, Marc'Aurelio Ranzato
July 13, 2018

Multilingual seq2seq training with similarity loss for cross-lingual document classification

RepL4NLP Workshop at ACL

In this paper we continue the line of work where neural machine translation training is used to produce joint cross-lingual fixed-dimensional sentence embeddings.

By: Katherin Yu, Haoran Li, Barlas Oguz
July 12, 2018

Improved Regret Bounds for Thompson Sampling in Linear Quadratic Control

International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)

In this paper, we study an instance of TS in the challenging setting of the infinite-horizon linear quadratic (LQ) control, which models problems with continuous state-action variables, linear dynamics, and quadratic cost.

By: Marc Abeille, Alessandro Lazaric