Learning Cause Identifiers from Annotator Rationales
Muhammad Arshad Ul Abedin, Vincent Ng, Latifur Rahman Khan
In the aviation safety research domain, cause identification refers to the task of identifying the possible causes responsible for the incident describedin an aviation safety incident report. This task presents a number of challenges, including the scarcity of labeled data and the difficulties in finding the relevant portions of the text. We investigate the use of annotator rationales to overcome these challenges, proposing several new ways of utilizing rationales and showing that through judicious use of the rationales, it is possible to achieve significant improvement over a unigram SVM baseline.