Area: Data and Benchmarking

Natural Language Processing critically depends on data. Yet, most existing text collections consist of individual, isolated documents. To foster research in cross-document NLP, this area develops novel corpora and unified benchmarks for the study of interconnected, changing texts. We devise an inclusive view on text that - unlike most prior work in NLP - takes both textual and non-textual elements into account to enable efficient cross-document processing.

As NLP finds its way into real-life applications, concerns regarding the provenance, quality and legal status of data arise. Collecting interconnected, living texts is coupled with additional challenges, incl. multiple authorship, confidentiality and privacy concerns. Contributing to the growing body of research on ethics in NLP, this area puts special focus on developing general-purpose methodologies and workflows for ethics-, confidentiality- and copyright-aware data collection.

Publications

Dec 2023

CiteBench: A benchmark for Scientific Citation Text Generation
Martin Funkquist, Ilia Kuznetsov, Yufang Hou, Iryna Gurevych (2023)
EMNLP-2023 [paper] [repo]
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Dec 2023

Overview of PragTag-2023: Low-Resource Multi-Domain Pragmatic Tagging of Peer Reviews
Nils Dycke, Ilia Kuznetsov, Iryna Gurevych (2023)
Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on Argument Mining [paper] [repo]
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Jul 2023

NLPeer: A Unified Resource for the Computational Study of Peer Review
Nils Dycke, Ilia Kuznetsov, Iryna Gurevych (2023)
ACL-2023 [paper] [repo]
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Jul 2023

An Inclusive Notion of Text
Ilia Kuznetsov, Iryna Gurevych (2023)
ACL-2023 [paper]
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Oct 2022

Yes-Yes-Yes: Proactive Data Collection for ACL Rolling Review and Beyond
Nils Dycke, Ilia Kuznetsov, Iryna Gurevych (2022)
Findings of EMNLP [paper] [repo]
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Nov 2019

Does My Rebuttal Matter? Insights from a Major NLP Conference
Yang Gao, Steffen Eger, Ilia Kuznetsov, Iryna Gurevych, Yusuke Miyao (2019)
NAACL [paper] [repo]
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Datasets and Code

The intertext-graph library
A pre-release of our general-purpose library for cross-document NLP modelling and analysis. Current version of the library provides converters from several document formats into a uniform data model, as well as an API for common graph operations that facilitate cross-document analysis on varying granularity levels. The library is constantly extended to cover more document formats and cross-document relation types, star the repo to stay up-to-date with the new releases!
3Y Data Collection Implementation
An open implementation of a peer reviewing data collection workflow for OpenReview.net. The code can be used to set up a licensing workflow for peer review data and paper drafts submitted to OpenReview-based venues. We provide the implementation for creating license tasks for reviewers and authors of selected submissions, as well as the code for retrieving the peer reviewing data in a privacy- and anonymity-aware fashion.
ACL-2018 Review Corpus
A corpus of anonymised structured peer reviews collected during the ACL-2018 reviewing campaign. ACL-2018 employed a rich reviewing schema, with each review containing a wide range of textual, binary, ternary and numerical fields, including Strengths, Weaknesses, Summary, aspect scores, overall score and confidence scores. While openly publishing the textual data is not possible due to the ethical concerns, we make numerical data publicly available to support meta-scientific study of peer reviewing in the NLP community.
NLPeer
An openly-licensed, unified, multi-domain resource for the computational study of peer review. Papers, reviews and paper revisions in a unified format across a range of research communities, incl. new data from ACL and COLING review collection campaigns.
CiteBench
Source code and data for the CiteBench: the first benchmark for citation text generation.