Text Style Transfer: Detoxification

Published in PhD Thesis, 2021

The task of text style transfer for texts is not so explored as for images. The application of text style transfer can be quite broad. For social good purposes, we explored unsupervised methods for texts detoxification for Russian and English languages. Also, we continue the work collecting parallel corpus for future possibility to address this problem as seq2seq.

Figure. Example of use cases where the detoxification technology can be applicable. (a) Offering the user a more civil version of a message. (b) Preventing chatbots from being rude to users when trained on open data.