16 May 2017, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Antske Fokkens
Shared tasks and (shared) corpora have proven themselves highly valuable for NLP. They have allowed us to evaluate our methods and compare them to others helping us, our readers and reviewers to assess the quality of our methods. In this talk, I will present two studies taking intrinsic evaluation one step further 1) investigating error propagation in parsing and 2) diving in the evaluation of distributional semantic methods. Finally, I will outline the importance of deeper evaluation when NLP is used within digital humanities and digital social science.