Understanding and Expanding Word2Vec

Understanding and Expanding Word2Vec

Word2Vec has proven useful at many tasks in NLP, because the vectors learned capture many meaningful relationships. This has spawned a large number of variations suited to accomplishing distinct tasks - not unlike LDA did ten years earlier. In this talk, I'll walk through briefly how Word2Vec functions, its assumptions and shortfalls, and some simple, successful variants.



July 28, 2016