What's in Your Embedding, And How It Predicts Task Performance

COLING 2018 Anna RogersShashwath Hosur AnanthakrishnaAnna Rumshisky

Attempts to find a single technique for general-purpose intrinsic evaluation of word embeddings have so far not been successful. We present a new approach based on scaled-up qualitative analysis of word vector neighborhoods that quantifies interpretable characteristics of a given model (e.g. its preference for synonyms or shared morphological forms as nearest neighbors)... (read more)

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