Time-Out: Temporal Referencing for Robust Modeling of Lexical Semantic Change

Haim Dubossarsky, Simon Hengchen, Nina Tahmasebi, Dominik Schlechtweg

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Abstract

State-of-the-art models of lexical semantic change detection suffer from noise stemming from vector space alignment. We have empirically tested the Temporal Referencing method for lexical semantic change and show that, by avoiding alignment, it is less affected by this noise. We show that, trained on a diachronic corpus, the skip-gram with negative sampling architecture with temporal referencing outperforms alignment models on a synthetic task as well as a manual testset. We introduce a principled way to simulate lexical semantic change and systematically control for possible biases.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL2019) : Proceedings of the Conference
EditorsAnna Korhonen, David Traum, Lluís Màrquez
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationStroudsburg
PublisherACL
Publication dateJul 2019
Pages457-470
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-950737-48-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventAnnual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Florence, Italy
Duration: 28 Jul 20192 Aug 2019
Conference number: 57
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Bibliographical note

Code produced for this paper is available at: https://github.com/Garrafao/TemporalReferencing

Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • Natural language processing
  • Computational linguistics
  • 6121 Languages
  • Nina Tahmasebi

    Simon Hengchen (Host)

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  • Haim Dubossarsky

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  • Dominik Schlechtweg

    Simon Hengchen (Host)

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