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Title Finely Tuned, 2 Billion Token Based Word Embeddings for Portuguese
Authors João Rodrigues and António Branco
Abstract A distributional semantics model --- also known as word embeddings --- is a major asset for any language as the research results reported in the literature have consistently shown that it is instrumental to improve the performance of a wide range of applications and processing tasks for that language. In this paper, we describe the development of an advanced distributional model for Portuguese, with the largest vocabulary and the best evaluation scores published so far. This model was made possible by resorting to new languages resources we recently developed: to a much larger training corpus than before and to a more sophisticated evaluation supported by new and more fine-grained evaluation tasks and data sets. We also indicate how the new language resource reported on here is being distributed and where it can be obtained for free under a most permissive license.
Topics Language Modelling, Lexicon, Lexical Database, Semantics
Full paper Finely Tuned, 2 Billion Token Based Word Embeddings for Portuguese
Bibtex @InProceedings{RODRIGUES18.592,
  author = {João Rodrigues and António Branco},
  title = "{Finely Tuned, 2 Billion Token Based Word Embeddings for Portuguese}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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