Bruno Gonçalves

Neural networks for word embeddings have received a lot of attention since some Googlers published word2vec in 2013. They showed that the internal state (embeddings) that the neural network learned by “reading” a large corpus of text preserved semantic relations between words.

As a result, this type of embedding started being studied in more detail and applied to more serious Natural Language Processing + NLP and IR tasks such as summarization, query expansion, etc…

In this talk we will cover the intuitions and algorithms underlying word2vec family of algorithms. On the second half of the presentation we will quickly review than basics of tensorflow and analyze in detail the tensorflow reference implementation of word2vec