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Language classification from bilingual word embedding graphs

Eger, Steffen and Hoenen, Armin and Mehler, Alexander (2016):
Language classification from bilingual word embedding graphs.
In: Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers, The COLING 2016 Organizing Committee, Osaka, Japan, December 2016, [Online-Edition: http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/C16-1331],
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Abstract

We study the role of the second language in bilingual word embeddings in monolingual semantic evaluation tasks. We find strongly and weakly positive correlations between down-stream task performance and second language similarity to the target language. Additionally, we show how bilingual word embeddings can be employed for the task of semantic language classification and that joint semantic spaces vary in meaningful ways across second languages. Our results support the hypothesis that semantic language similarity is influenced by both structural similarity as well as geography/contact.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2016
Creators: Eger, Steffen and Hoenen, Armin and Mehler, Alexander
Title: Language classification from bilingual word embedding graphs
Language: English
Abstract:

We study the role of the second language in bilingual word embeddings in monolingual semantic evaluation tasks. We find strongly and weakly positive correlations between down-stream task performance and second language similarity to the target language. Additionally, we show how bilingual word embeddings can be employed for the task of semantic language classification and that joint semantic spaces vary in meaningful ways across second languages. Our results support the hypothesis that semantic language similarity is influenced by both structural similarity as well as geography/contact.

Title of Book: Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers
Publisher: The COLING 2016 Organizing Committee
Uncontrolled Keywords: UKP_reviewed;UKP_a_DLinNLP
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing
Event Location: Osaka, Japan
Event Dates: December 2016
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2016 14:29
Official URL: http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/C16-1331
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2016-1446
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