Distributional compositional semantics in the age of word embeddings:
tasks, resources and methodology

Tutorial 4 at LREC 2018

May 7th, 2018, Miyazaki, Japan


9:00-9:40 am: Part I. Compositionality in linguistics, philosophy and NLP
  1. Theoretical perspectives on compositionality
  2. Intro to distributional meaning representations
  3. Evaluation paradigms
9:40-10:30 am: Part II. Compositionality in distributional meaning representations (continued)
  1. Algebraic composition techniques
  2. Syntax-aware approaches
10:30-11:00 am: Coffee Break
9:40-10:30 am: Part III. Compositionality in distributional meaning representations (continued)
  1. Composition with neural networks
  2. Composition at different language levels: sentences, phrases, subword and subcharacter embeddings
11:00-12:30 am: Part IV. Meaningful components of distributional semantic representations
  1. The hunt for interpretable dimensions
  2. Inducing controllable meaning shifts in the analogy task
12:30-13:00 am: Part V. Hands-on session with Vecto
  1. Basic operations
  2. Semantic shifts in the analogical reasoning task
  3. Comparing compositional sentence representations in sentence classification task