Diachronic Word Embeddings Reveal Statistical Laws of Semantic Change

ACL 2016 William L. HamiltonJure LeskovecDan Jurafsky

Understanding how words change their meanings over time is key to models of language and cultural evolution, but historical data on meaning is scarce, making theories hard to develop and test. Word embeddings show promise as a diachronic tool, but have not been carefully evaluated... (read more)

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