Dear Sir or Madam, May I introduce the YAFC Corpus: Corpus, Benchmarks and Metrics for Formality Style Transfer (NAACL 2018)

Style transfer, the task of automatically transferring the style of one piece of text into another, is a key task in making conversational agents deal with changing circumstances and domains. While there has been recent advances in this task (Shen et al., NIPS 2017), progress has been hampered by the unavailability of large training datasets. This paper introduces the

largest corpus for a particular stylistic transfer (formality) and shows that techniques from Machine Translation can serve as strong baselines for future style transfer work.


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