19th AIAI 2023, 14 - 17 June 2023, León, Spain

Towards Automatic Evaluation of NLG Tasks using Conversational Large Language Models

Md Riyadh, Omair Shafiq


  Evaluating the quality of machine generated open-ended texts is a long-standing challenge in Natural Language Processing (NLP). Even though there have been dramatic advancements in the machine learning technologies that propelled the research work concerning Natural Language Generation (NLG), a subdivision of NLP that focuses on text generation, a promising and widely adopted automatic evaluation technique for NLG tasks is yet to be developed. In this paper, we propose leveraging conversational Large Language Models (LLMs) as automatic evaluators for several open-ended NLG tasks. Our experiments with a recently released conversational LLM named ChatGPT demonstrate the viability of our proposal.  

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