Translating Embeddings for Modeling Multi-relational Data (2013)(About) This work focuses on modeling multi-relational
data from KBs (Wordnet and Freebase in this paper), with the goal of providing an efficient
tool to complete them by automatically adding new facts, without requiring extra knowledge.
**Embedding entities and relationships of multirelational
data**: a method which **models relationships by interpreting them as translations** operating on the
low-dimensional embeddings of the entities. Motivation:
- hierarchical relationships are extremely common in KBs and translations are the natural transformations for representing them.
- cf. word embeddings and the “capital of” relationship between countries and cities, which are (coincidentally rather than willingly) represented by the model as translations in the embedding space. This suggests that there may exist embedding spaces in which 1-to-1 relationships between entities of different types may, as well, be represented by translations. The intention of our model is to enforce such a structure of the embedding space.
[Good blog post by PY Vandenbussche](http://pyvandenbussche.info/2017/translating-embeddings-transe/)