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Since its introduction, Word2Vec and its variants are widely used to learn semantics-preserving representations of words or entities in an embedding space, which can be used to produce state-of-art results for various Natural Language Processing tasks. Existing implementations aim to learn efficiently by running multiple threads in parallel while operating on a single model in shared memory, ignoring incidental memory update collisions. We show that these collisions can degrade the efficiency of parallel learning, and propose a straightforward caching strategy that improves the efficiency by a factor of 4. Show more
Journal / seriesarXiv
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Organisational unit09462 - Hofmann, Thomas / Hofmann, Thomas
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