Jacob Buckman


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Neural Lattice Language Models
Jacob Buckman | Graham Neubig
Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Volume 6

In this work, we propose a new language modeling paradigm that has the ability to perform both prediction and moderation of information flow at multiple granularities: neural lattice language models. These models construct a lattice of possible paths through a sentence and marginalize across this lattice to calculate sequence probabilities or optimize parameters. This approach allows us to seamlessly incorporate linguistic intuitions — including polysemy and the existence of multiword lexical items — into our language model. Experiments on multiple language modeling tasks show that English neural lattice language models that utilize polysemous embeddings are able to improve perplexity by 9.95% relative to a word-level baseline, and that a Chinese model that handles multi-character tokens is able to improve perplexity by 20.94% relative to a character-level baseline.


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Transition-Based Dependency Parsing with Heuristic Backtracking
Jacob Buckman | Miguel Ballesteros | Chris Dyer
Proceedings of the 2016 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing