Discussion: An Adversarial Review of “Adversarial Generation of Natural Language”


This post by Yoav Goldberg kicked off an interesting discussion last week about the merits and problems arising from researcher's ability to circumvent the peer-review process on arxiv.org. One argument positing that the rapid publishing cycle incentivizes overselling of results and flag-planting in a particular area of research. The counter-argument advanced by Yann LeCun points out that the fast arxiv.org posting is more efficient resembling the 'bazaar' vs 'cathedral' contrast in software engineering, the traditional publishing route corresponding to the 'cathedral' and the arxiv.org route adhering to the release early, release often credo of the Linux model.


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