Geometry-aware domain adaptation for unsupervised alignment of word embeddings

ACL 2020

Geometry-aware domain adaptation for unsupervised alignment of word embeddings

Jul 05, 2020
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We propose a novel manifold based geometric approach for learning unsupervised alignment of word embeddings between the source and the target languages. Our approach formulates the alignment learning problem as a domain adaptation problem over the manifold of doubly stochastic matrices. This viewpoint arises from the aim to align the second order information of the two language spaces. The rich geometry of the doubly stochastic manifold allows to employ efficient Riemannian conjugate gradient algorithm for the proposed formulation. Empirically, the proposed approach outperforms state-of-the-art optimal transport based approach on the bilingual lexicon induction task across several language pairs. The performance improvement is more significant for distant language pairs. Speakers: Pratik Jawanpuria, Mayank Meghwanshi, Bamdev Mishra

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