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By Low-dimensional Discriminative Reranking, Jagadeesh Jagarlamudi and Hal Daumé Iii


The accuracy of many natural language processing tasks can be improved by a reranking step, which involves selecting a single output from a list of candidate outputs generated by a baseline system. We propose a novel family of reranking algorithms based on learning separate low-dimensional embeddings of the task’s input and output spaces. This embedding is learned in such a way that prediction becomes a low-dimensional nearest-neighbor search, which can be done computationally efficiently. A key quality of our approach is that feature engineering can be done separately on the input and output spaces; the relationship between inputs and outputs is learned automatically. Experiments on part-of-speech tagging task in four languages show significant improvements over a baseline decoder and existing reranking approaches.

Year: 2013
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