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Grammar as a Foreign Language
Oriol Vinyals · Łukasz Kaiser · Terry Koo · Slav Petrov · Ilya Sutskever · Geoffrey Hinton

Mon Dec 07 04:00 PM -- 08:59 PM (PST) @ 210 C #3

Syntactic constituency parsing is a fundamental problem in naturallanguage processing which has been the subject of intensive researchand engineering for decades. As a result, the most accurate parsersare domain specific, complex, and inefficient. In this paper we showthat the domain agnostic attention-enhanced sequence-to-sequence modelachieves state-of-the-art results on the most widely used syntacticconstituency parsing dataset, when trained on a large synthetic corpusthat was annotated using existing parsers. It also matches theperformance of standard parsers when trained on a smallhuman-annotated dataset, which shows that this model is highlydata-efficient, in contrast to sequence-to-sequence models without theattention mechanism. Our parser is also fast, processing over ahundred sentences per second with an unoptimized CPU implementation.

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Oriol Vinyals (Google)

Oriol Vinyals is a Research Scientist at Google. He works in deep learning with the Google Brain team. Oriol holds a Ph.D. in EECS from University of California, Berkeley, and a Masters degree from University of California, San Diego. He is a recipient of the 2011 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship. He was an early adopter of the new deep learning wave at Berkeley, and in his thesis he focused on non-convex optimization and recurrent neural networks. At Google Brain he continues working on his areas of interest, which include artificial intelligence, with particular emphasis on machine learning, language, and vision.

Łukasz Kaiser (Google)
Terry Koo (Google)
Slav Petrov (Google)
Ilya Sutskever (Google)
Geoffrey Hinton (Google)

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