How to Evaluate Word Representations of Informal Domain? [article]

Yekun Chai, Naomi Saphra, Adam Lopez
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Diverse word representations have surged in most state-of-the-art natural language processing (NLP) applications. Nevertheless, how to efficiently evaluate such word embeddings in the informal domain such as Twitter or forums, remains an ongoing challenge due to the lack of sufficient evaluation dataset. We derived a large list of variant spelling pairs from UrbanDictionary with the automatic approaches of weakly-supervised pattern-based bootstrapping and self-training linear-chain conditional
more » ... andom field (CRF). With these extracted relation pairs we promote the odds of eliding the text normalization procedure of traditional NLP pipelines and directly adopting representations of non-standard words in the informal domain. Our code is available.
arXiv:1911.04669v2 fatcat:kvf3gptduvhhzfcximff6mimia