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Prof Arthur Spirling of NYU on Word Embedding

Posted: Thursday, 22 October 2020 11:00

BIDA is pleased to host a talk today at 5pm by Prof Arthur Spirling of NYU on Word Embedding. Please sign in on the link below if you would like to join the event.

Join event here at 5pm Thursday 22nd Oct 2020

Word Embeddings: What works, what doesn’t, and how to tell the difference for applied research

Prof. Arthur Spirling, New York University

Word embeddings are becoming popular for political science research, yet we know little about their properties and performance. To help scholars seeking to use these techniques, we explore the effects of key parameter choices---including context window length, embedding vector dimensions and pre-trained vs locally fit variants---on the efficiency and quality of inferences possible with these models.