Tsinghua Science and Technology


word embedding, co-reference resolution, representation learning


Word embedding has drawn a lot of attention due to its usefulness in many NLP tasks. So far a handful of neural-network based word embedding algorithms have been proposed without considering the effects of pronouns in the training corpus. In this paper, we propose using co-reference resolution to improve the word embedding by extracting better context. We evaluate four word embeddings with considerations of co-reference resolution and compare the quality of word embedding on the task of word analogy and word similarity on multiple data sets. Experiments show that by using co-reference resolution, the word embedding performance in the word analogy task can be improved by around 1.88%. We find that the words that are names of countries are affected the most, which is as expected.


Tsinghua University Press