The paper “BPEmb: Tokenization-free Pre-trained Subword Embeddings in 275 Languages” by Benjamin Heinzerling and Michael Strube has been accepted for LREC 2018, which will take place in Miyazaki, Japan, from May 7th to 12th, 2018. The paper comes with an innovative natural language resource, which can be downloaded from this GitHub page. BTW: The European Media Lab has been a regular sponsor of the LREC conference for several consecutive years.
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