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Computer Sciences, Information Science, Linguistics


This archive contains a collection of computational models called word embeddings. These are vectors that contain numerical representations of words. They have been trained on pseudo-sentences generated artificially from a random walk over the English WordNet taxonomy, and thus reflect taxonomic knowledge about words (rather than contextual).



We have trained a separate embedding model for every one of the 72 random walk corpora we generate, and thus make available 72 different embedding models. For training we used an off-the-shelf implementation of pytorch and changed no major parameters, essentially using it 'as is'. Each model has been trained for 30 epochs.

As the corpus files differed with regards to the parameters used in their generation, these are also reflected in the models.
The parameters are:
- size : number of sentences/lines in the training corpus
- direction : the direction that the random walk over WordNet was allowed to go while generating sentences (possibilities are up/down/both)
- minimal sentence length : the shortest length sentence (in number of words) (3 kB)
Readme file containing a detailed description of the resource



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Viewing Instructions

The models provided here are compressed into a gzip archive. To view them they first need to be extracted, which can be done using most standard archive managers (e.g. 7-Zip, WinRAR, etc.) Once extracted, the models need to be used with a programming language (we recommend Python 3.6) and can be utilised with the appropriate Python packages.


The creation of these resources was supported by the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology (, funded under the SFIResearch Centres Programme (Grant 13/RC/2106) and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund.

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