Paper: A Structured Distributional Semantic Model for Event Co-reference

ACL ID P13-2083
Title A Structured Distributional Semantic Model for Event Co-reference
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Short Paper
Year 2013
Authors

In this paper we present a novel ap- proach to modelling distributional seman- tics that represents meaning as distribu- tions over relations in syntactic neighbor- hoods. We argue that our model approxi- mates meaning in compositional configu- rations more effectively than standard dis- tributional vectors or bag-of-words mod- els. We test our hypothesis on the problem of judging event coreferentiality, which in- volves compositional interactions in the predicate-argument structure of sentences, and demonstrate that our model outper- forms both state-of-the-art window-based word embeddings as well as simple ap- proaches to compositional semantics pre- viously employed in the literature.