Parallel session 9: Language Models for Text Understanding and Production

Session Chair: Kiril Simov, Varna hall

11.00-11.25 Does the “most sinfully decadent cake ever” taste good? Answering Yes/No Questions from Figurative Contexts (Geetanjali Rakshit and Jeffrey Flanigan)

11.25-11.50 Bigfoot in Big Tech: Detecting Out of Domain Conspiracy Theories (Matthew Fort, Zuoyu Tian, Elizabeth Gabel, Nina Georgiades, Noah Sauer, Daniel Dakota and Sandra Kübler)

11.50-12.15 Exploring Abstractive Text Summarisation for Podcasts: A Comparative Study of BART and T5 Models (Parth Saxena and Mahmoud El-Haj)

12.15-12.40 Classifying COVID-19 Vaccine Narratives (Yue Li, Carolina Scarton, Xingyi Song and Kalina Bontcheva)

12.40-1.05pm Party Extraction from Legal Contract Using Contextualized Span Representations of Parties (Sanjeepan Sivapiran, Charangan Vasantharajan and Uthayasanker Thayasivam)