Michał Zimniewicz


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A Closer Look on Unsupervised Cross-lingual Word Embeddings Mapping
Kamil Pluciński | Mateusz Lango | Michał Zimniewicz
Proceedings of the Twelfth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

In this work, we study the unsupervised cross-lingual word embeddings mapping method presented by Artetxe et al. (2018). First, wesuccessfully reproduced the experiments performed in the original work, finding only minor differences. Furthermore, we verified themethod’s robustness on different embedding representations and new language pairs, particularly these involving Slavic languages likePolish or Czech. We also performed an experimental analysis of the impact of the method’s parameters on the final result. Finally, welooked for an alternative way of initialization, which directly relies on the isometric assumption. Our work confirms the results presentedearlier, at the same time pointing at interesting problems occurring while using the method with different types of embeddings or onless-common language pairs.