[Corpora-List] Word-embedding distribution in space

Fabio Tamburini fabio.tamburini at unibo.it
Wed May 31 17:37:09 CEST 2017

Dear Corpora members,

I am trying to understand if the word-embeddings produced by one of the available method (say word2vec) follow a specific distribution in space.

More precisely: given a set of n-dim normalised embeddings produced from a corpus, is there any study that analysed the vectors distribution over the n-dimensional sphere of radius 1?

We cannot certainly assume a uniform distribution and it is more realistic a distribution driven by the small-world hypothesis/rule, but I am not aware of any precise result about this.

Any pointer is very appreciated and all the replies, if numerous, will be collected in a digest.

Many thanks

Best Fabio

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