Section: New Results
A Markovian approach to distributional semantics with application to semantic compositionality
Participants : Edouard Grave, Francis Bach, Guillaume Obozinski.
In this work, we describe a new approach to distributional semantics. This approach relies on a generative model of sentences with latent variables, which takes the syntax into account by using syntactic dependency trees. Words are then represented as posterior distributions over those latent classes, and the model allows to naturally obtain in-context and out-of-context word representations, which are comparable. We train our model on a large corpus and demonstrate the compositionality capabilities of our approach on different datasets.