[1910.06241v2] Updating Pre-trained Word Vectors and Text Classifiers using Monolingual Alignment
Experiments seem to indicate that the proposed approach could be used for extending the lexicon, allowing to aggregate low frequency words from several corpora
Abstract In this paper, we focus on the problem of adapting word vector-based models to new textual data. Given a model pre-trained on large reference data, how can we adapt it to a smaller piece of data with a slightly different language distribution? We frame the adaptation problem as a monolingual word vector alignment problem, and simply average models after alignment. We align vectors using the RCSLS criterion. Our formulation results in a simple and efficient algorithm that allows adapting general-purpose models to changing word distributions. In our evaluation, we consider applications to word embedding and text classification models. We show that the proposed approach yields good performance in all setups and outperforms a baseline consisting in fine-tuning the model on new data.