Climbing Towards Natural Language Understanding

This paper “Climbing towards NLU: On Meaning, Form, and Understanding in the Age of Data” won the “Best Theme Award” at the ACL2020 AI conference.  “… in contrast to some current hype, meaning cannot be learned from form alone. This means that even large language models such as BERT do not learn “meaning”; they learn some reflection of meaning into the linguistic form which is very useful in applications.Link

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