Mexican Spanish Paraphrase Identification using Data Augmentation

Published in Proceedings of IberLEF 2022, 2022

Recommended citation: Meque, Abdul. (2022). "Mexican Spanish Paraphrase Identification Using data Augmentation." University of Trento Library. 1(2).


Reorganizing words in a passage using synonyms and different words without changing the main message delivered in the original sentence is called paraphrasing. Simplifying, clarification or taking quotes, etc. In this paper, we address a Paraphrase Identification model for Mexican Spanish text pairs. A data augmentation step was done using Google Translate API, and then three different similarity algorithms, namely: Jaccard, Cosine, and Spacy similarity were used to create a similarity vector for each text pair. The paraphrase identification task was modeled as binary classification of text pairs into two classes, namely: Paraphrases and Not-Paraphrases. The proposed methodology with voting classifier of three machine learning classifiers obtained a F1-score of 0.8754 for paraphrases category.


Paraphrase, Spanish, Similarity, Data Augmentation

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author = {Abdul Gafar Manuel Meque and Fazlourrahman Balouchzahi and Grigori Sidorov and Alexander Gelbukh},
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