PsychWordVec: Word Embedding Research Framework for Psychological Science

An integrated toolbox of word embedding research that provides: (1) a collection of 'pre-trained' static word vectors in the '.RData' compressed format <>; (2) a series of functions to process, analyze, and visualize word vectors; (3) a range of tests to examine conceptual associations, including the Word Embedding Association Test <doi:10.1126/science.aal4230> and the Relative Norm Distance <doi:10.1073/pnas.1720347115>, with permutation test of significance; (4) a set of training methods to locally train (static) word vectors from text corpora, including 'Word2Vec' <arXiv:1301.3781>, 'GloVe' <doi:10.3115/v1/D14-1162>, and 'FastText' <arXiv:1607.04606>; (5) a group of functions to download 'pre-trained' language models (e.g., 'GPT', 'BERT'), extract contextualized (dynamic) word vectors (based on the R package 'text'), and perform language analysis tasks (e.g., fill in the blank masks).

Version: 0.3.2
Depends: R (≥ 4.0.0)
Imports: bruceR, dplyr, stringr, data.table, purrr, vroom, cli, ggplot2, ggrepel, corrplot, psych, Rtsne, rgl, qgraph, rsparse, text2vec, word2vec, fastTextR, text, reticulate
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Published: 2023-03-04
Author: Han-Wu-Shuang Bao [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Han-Wu-Shuang Bao <baohws at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: PsychWordVec results


Reference manual: PsychWordVec.pdf


Package source: PsychWordVec_0.3.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): PsychWordVec_0.3.2.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): PsychWordVec_0.3.2.tgz, r-release (x86_64): PsychWordVec_0.3.2.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): PsychWordVec_0.3.2.tgz
Old sources: PsychWordVec archive


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