Seiichi Inoue


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Infinite SCAN: An Infinite Model of Diachronic Semantic Change
Seiichi Inoue | Mamoru Komachi | Toshinobu Ogiso | Hiroya Takamura | Daichi Mochihashi
Proceedings of the 2022 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

In this study, we propose a Bayesian model that can jointly estimate the number of senses of words and their changes through time.The model combines a dynamic topic model on Gaussian Markov random fields with a logistic stick-breaking process that realizes Dirichlet process. In the experiments, we evaluated the proposed model in terms of interpretability, accuracy in estimating the number of senses, and tracking their changes using both artificial data and real data.We quantitatively verified that the model behaves as expected through evaluation using artificial data.Using the CCOHA corpus, we showed that our model outperforms the baseline model and investigated the semantic changes of several well-known target words.


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Modeling Text using the Continuous Space Topic Model with Pre-Trained Word Embeddings
Seiichi Inoue | Taichi Aida | Mamoru Komachi | Manabu Asai
Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing: Student Research Workshop

In this study, we propose a model that extends the continuous space topic model (CSTM), which flexibly controls word probability in a document, using pre-trained word embeddings. To develop the proposed model, we pre-train word embeddings, which capture the semantics of words and plug them into the CSTM. Intrinsic experimental results show that the proposed model exhibits a superior performance over the CSTM in terms of perplexity and convergence speed. Furthermore, extrinsic experimental results show that the proposed model is useful for a document classification task when compared with the baseline model. We qualitatively show that the latent coordinates obtained by training the proposed model are better than those of the baseline model.