Paraphrasing via Ranking Many Candidates


International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG)



We present a simple and effective way to generate a variety of paraphrases and find a good quality paraphrase among them. As in previous studies, it is difficult to ensure that one generation method always generates the best paraphrase in various domains. Therefore, we focus on finding the best candidate from multiple candidates, rather than assuming that there is only one combination of generative models and decoding options. Our approach shows that it is easy to apply in various domains and has sufficiently good performance compared to previous methods. In addition, our approach can be used for data augmentation that extends the downstream corpus, showing that it can help improve performance in English and Korean datasets.