Designing and Interpreting Probes with Control Tasks

John Hewitt, Percy Liang


This paper proposes control tasks which help to identify whether probes which are commonly used to predict the linguistic properties of word representations actually are useful in this …or do they themselves learn how to perform well on linguistic tasks. This paper also got the Best Paper Runner Up Award at EMNLP 2019

Main Idea - Control Tasks

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