Research Seminar in Language Technology - Spring 2018

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This is the time table of the general research seminar in language technology. Presentations will be given primarily by doctoral students but also other researchers in language technology including external guests

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Tentative Schedule:

January, 18: Johannes Bjerva
Title: One Model to Rule them all: Multitask and Multilingual Modelling for Lexical Analysis
Johannes is visiting us in Helsinki at the moment and before he leaves he will give us some insights about mulilingual and multitask models for various NLP tasks.
Abstract: When learning a new skill, you take advantage of your pre-existing skills and knowledge. For instance, if you are a skilled violinist, you will likely have an easier time learning to play cello. Similarly, when learning a new language, you take advantage of the languages you already speak. For instance, if your native language is Norwegian and you decide to learn Dutch, the shared vocabulary between these two languages will likely make it easier to learn the new language. In my thesis, I looked at learning multiple tasks, learning multiple languages, and the combination of the two, in the context of Natural Language Processing (NLP). Although these two types of learning may seem different on the surface, I show that they share similarities, and answer research questions related to when and why multitask or multilingual modelling is useful.
January, 25
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February, 1
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February, 8
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February, 15
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March, 1
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March, 8: No seminar (DHN instead)
Digital Humanities in the Nordic countries (DHN)
March, 15
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March, 22
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April, 5
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April, 12
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April, 19
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April, 26
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May, 3
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May, 17: different room?
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May, 24: different room?
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May, 31: different room?
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June, 21: different room?
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