Character-level Convolutional Networks for Text Classification

NeurIPS 2015 Xiang ZhangJunbo ZhaoYann LeCun

This article offers an empirical exploration on the use of character-level convolutional networks (ConvNets) for text classification. We constructed several large-scale datasets to show that character-level convolutional networks could achieve state-of-the-art or competitive results... (read more)

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Task Dataset Model Metric name Metric value Global rank Compare
Text Classification AG News Char-level CNN Error 9.51 # 16
Text Classification DBpedia Char-level CNN Error 1.55 # 17
Sentiment Analysis Yelp Binary classification Char-level CNN Error 4.88 # 15
Sentiment Analysis Yelp Fine-grained classification Char-level CNN Error 37.95 # 12