Building a word embeddings repository for Turkish

Building a word embeddings repository for Turkish

In this project, we aim at building a comprehensive word embedding [1] repository for the Turkish language. Using each of the state-of-the-art word embedding methods, embeddings of all the words in the language will be formed using a corpus. First, the three commonly-used embedding methods (Word2Vec [2,3], Glove [4], Fasttext [5]) will be used and an embedding dictionary for each one will be formed. Then we will continue with context-dependent embedding methods such as BERT [6] and Elmo [7]. Each method will be applied with varying parameters such as different corpora and different embedding dimensions. The methods will be evaluated on analogy and similarity tasks.

In this way, at the end of the project we will obtain an embedding repository for Turkish which will be quite useful for deep learning-based natural language processing applications.



[2] Mikolov, T., Sutskever, I., Chen, K., Corrado, G., Dean, J. (2013). Distributed representations of words and phrases and their compositionality. arXiv preprint arXiv:1310.4546.

[3] Mikolov, T., Chen, K., Corrado, G., Dean, J. (2013). Efficient estimation of word representations in vector space. arXiv preprint arXiv:1301.3781.

[4] Pennington, J., Socher, R., Manning, C. D. (2014). Glove: Global vectors for word representation. In Proc. of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), p.1532-1543.

[5] Bojanowski, P., Grave, E., Joulin, A., Mikolov, T. (2017). Enriching word vectors with subword information. Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Vol.5, p.135-146.

[6] Devlin, J., Chang, M. W., Lee, K., Toutanova, K. (2018). Bert: Pre-training of deep bidirectional transformers for language understanding. arXiv preprint arXiv:1810.04805.

[7] Peters, M. E., Neumann, M., Iyyer, M., Gardner, M., Clark, C., Lee, K., Zettlemoyer, L. (2018). Deep contextualized word representations. arXiv preprint arXiv:1802.05365.


Project Members: 

Cahid Öz
Karahan Sarıtaş

Project Advisor: 

Tunga Güngör

Project Status: 

Project Year: 

  • Spring

Bize Ulaşın

Bilgisayar Mühendisliği Bölümü, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi,
34342 Bebek, İstanbul, Türkiye

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