Paper: Vector-based Models of Semantic Composition

ACL ID P08-1028
Title Vector-based Models of Semantic Composition
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008

This paper proposes a framework for repre- senting the meaning of phrases and sentences in vector space. Central to our approach is vector composition which we operationalize in terms of additive and multiplicative func- tions. Under this framework, we introduce a wide range of composition models which we evaluate empirically on a sentence similarity task. Experimental results demonstrate that the multiplicative models are superior to the additive alternatives when compared against human judgments.