Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing via Large Pre-Trained Language Models: A Survey [article]

Bonan Min, Hayley Ross, Elior Sulem, Amir Pouran Ben Veyseh, Thien Huu Nguyen, Oscar Sainz, Eneko Agirre, Ilana Heinz, Dan Roth
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Large, pre-trained transformer-based language models such as BERT have drastically changed the Natural Language Processing (NLP) field. We present a survey of recent work that uses these large language models to solve NLP tasks via pre-training then fine-tuning, prompting, or text generation approaches. We also present approaches that use pre-trained language models to generate data for training augmentation or other purposes. We conclude with discussions on limitations and suggested directions for future research.
arXiv:2111.01243v1 fatcat:4xfjkkby2bfnhdrhmrdlliy76m