Is the Best Better? Bayesian Statistical Model Comparison for Natural Language Processing [article]

Piotr Szymański, Kyle Gorman
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Recent work raises concerns about the use of standard splits to compare natural language processing models. We propose a Bayesian statistical model comparison technique which uses k-fold cross-validation across multiple data sets to estimate the likelihood that one model will outperform the other, or that the two will produce practically equivalent results. We use this technique to rank six English part-of-speech taggers across two data sets and three evaluation metrics.
arXiv:2010.03088v1 fatcat:lzjhrfxse5dgdcojgcqzux4ezy