Hierarchical Character Embeddings: Learning Phonological and Semantic Representations in Languages of Logographic Origin using Recursive Neural Networks

20 Dec 2019Minh NguyenGia H. NgoNancy F. Chen

Logographs (Chinese characters) have recursive structures (i.e. hierarchies of sub-units in logographs) that contain phonological and semantic information, as developmental psychology literature suggests that native speakers leverage on the structures to learn how to read. Exploiting these structures could potentially lead to better embeddings that can benefit many downstream tasks... (read more)

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