Precomputed Word Embeddings for 15+ Languages


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Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Recent Advances in Slavonic Natural Language Processing (RASLAN 2021)
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Faculty of Informatics

Keywords Word embeddings; Sketch Engine; Corpora
Description Word embeddings serve as an useful resource for many downstream natural language processing tasks. The embeddings map or embed the lexicon of a language onto a vector space, in which various operations can be carried out easily using the established machinery of linear algebra. The unbounded nature of the language can be problematic and word embeddings provide a way of compressing the words into a manageable dense space. The position of a word in the vector space is given by the context the word appears in, or, as the distributional hypothesis postulates, a word is characterized by the company it keeps [2]. As similar words appear in similar contexts, their positions will also be close to each other in the embedding vector space. Because of this many useful semantical properties of words are preserved in the embedding vector space.
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