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EDA:Easy Data Augmentation Techniques for Boosting Performance on Text Classification Tasks - 2019

Research Area:  Machine Learning

Abstract:

We present EDA: easy data augmentation techniques for boosting performance on text classification tasks. EDA consists of four simple but powerful operations: synonym replacement, random insertion, random swap, and random deletion. On five text classification tasks, we show that EDA improves performance for both convolutional and recurrent neural networks. EDA demonstrates particularly strong results for smaller datasets; on average, across five datasets, training with EDA while using only 50% of the available training set achieved the same accuracy as normal training with all available data. We also performed extensive ablation studies and suggest parameters for practical use.

Author(s) Name:  Jason Wei, Kai Zou

Journal name:  Computer Science

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Publisher name:  arXiv:1901.11196

DOI:  10.48550/arXiv.1901.11196 Focus to learn more

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