Anmol Gulati


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Playing with Embeddings : Evaluating embeddings for Robot Language Learning through MUD Games
Anmol Gulati | Kumar Krishna Agrawal
Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Evaluating Vector Space Representations for NLP

Acquiring language provides a ubiquitous mode of communication, across humans and robots. To this effect, distributional representations of words based on co-occurrence statistics, have provided significant advancements ranging across machine translation to comprehension. In this paper, we study the suitability of using general purpose word-embeddings for language learning in robots. We propose using text-based games as a proxy to evaluating word embedding on real robots. Based in a risk-reward setting, we review the effectiveness of the embeddings in navigating tasks in fantasy games, as an approximation to their performance on more complex scenarios, like language assisted robot navigation.