Paper: How to make words with vectors: Phrase generation in distributional semantics

ACL ID P14-1059
Title How to make words with vectors: Phrase generation in distributional semantics
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

We introduce the problem of generation in distributional semantics: Given a distri- butional vector representing some mean- ing, how can we generate the phrase that best expresses that meaning? We mo- tivate this novel challenge on theoretical and practical grounds and propose a sim- ple data-driven approach to the estimation of generation functions. We test this in a monolingual scenario (paraphrase gen- eration) as well as in a cross-lingual set- ting (translation by synthesizing adjective- noun phrase vectors in English and gener- ating the equivalent expressions in Italian).