We derive a spectral algorithm for learning the parameters of a refinement HMM. This method is simple, efficient, and can be applied to a wide range of supervised sequence labeling tasks. Like other spectral methods, it avoids the problem of local optima and provides a consistent estimate of the parameters. Our experiments on a phoneme recognition task show that when equipped with informative feature functions, it performs significantly better than a supervised HMM and competitively with EM.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of CoNLL|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|