Saturday, October 28 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Pushing Frontiers of Natural Language: Is Deep Learning an Answer?

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Understanding human language is considered to be a true hallmark of machine intelligence. In the last decade, for the first time in AI history, tools for natural language processing (NLP) have transitioned from research labs to industrial applications, and are used by millions of people on a daily basis. How did deep learning impact this transition? In this talk, I will aim to answer this question. I will start by providing a short tutorial on deep learning and its uses in NLP. Next, I will discuss our recent work on addressing the limitations of this technology, including "black-box" predictions and reliance on large amounts of training data.  This will cover our work on interpretability and transfer learning.

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Regina Barzilay

Delta Electronics Professor, MIT, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Regina Barzilay is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests are in natural language processing... Read More →

Saturday October 28, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm JST

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