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April 2015

Research in Machine Translation for Manipuri Language

April 3, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Post Doc Doren Thoudam will present recent research in developing Machine Translation systems for Manipuri.

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RiTUAL Group Meeting: Part-of-Speech Tagging using Conditional Random Fields: Exploiting Sub-Label Dependencies for Improved Accuracy

April 10, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This week Suraj will lead the discussion on this paper: Part-of-Speech Tagging using Conditional Random Fields: Exploiting Sub-Label Dependencies for Improved Accuracy.

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June 2015

RiTUAL Group meeting: Success with Style

June 10, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We'll be discussing this paper: Success with Style: Using Style to Predict the Success of Novels

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Group Meeting: Leveraging Small Multilingual Corpora for SMT Using Many Pivot Languages

June 24, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Leveraging Small Multilingual Corpora for SMT Using Many Pivot Languages

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July 2015

RiTUAL Group Meeting: Constraint-Based Models of Lexical Borrowing

July 22, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PGH 550

We'll be reading this paper next time: Constraint-Based Models of Lexical Borrowing

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RiTUAL Group Meeting: Crowdsourcing Translation: Professional Quality from Non-Professionals

July 29, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PGH 550

Paper Reading: Crowd-sourcing Translation: Professional Quality from Non-Professionals    

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October 2015

Syntactic and Semantic Features for Code-Switching Factored Language Models

October 23, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Heike Adel, Ngoc T. Vu, K. Kirchhoff, D. Telaar, and T. Schultz. 2015. Syntactic and Semantic Features for Code-Switching Factored Language Models. In IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, vol. 23, no. 3, pages 431-440, March. TASLP 2015.

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February 2016

Ritual Group Meeting : Research Presentation

February 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Ritual Group Meeting : Presentation of System for SemEval 2016 Task 3

February 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

UH-PRHLT: Combining Lexical and Semantic-based Features for Community Question Answering

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RiTUAL Group Meeting: Language Assessment

February 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PGH 550
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September 2016

Undergraduate Research Presentation: Pragmatic Annotation Scheme Analysis

September 9, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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March 2017

Language for Winning Hearts and Minds: Verb Aspect in U.S. Presidential Campaign Speeches for Engaging Emotion

March 3, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4916170/

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MMToC: A Multimodal Method for Table of Content Creation in Educational Videos

March 10, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Paper to discuss: MMToC: A Multimodal Method for Table of Content Creation in Educational  Videos, by Biswas et al., 2015. 5_2015 Multinomial Model

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August 2017

Early Detection of Deception and Aggressiveness using Profile-Based Representations

August 4, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Paper to discuss Aug 4th: Early Detection of Deception and Aggressiveness using Profile-Based Representations. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0957417417305171

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UACH-INAOE participation at eRisk2017

August 18, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Paper to discuss on Aug 18th: UACH-INAOE participation at eRisk2017 Alexis will present the above paper. Alexis is going to be in the group during fall period. He is a Master student from the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua (UACH), Mexico. The paper is available here: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1866/paper_136.pdf    

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September 2017

RiTUAL Group Meeting: Domain-Adversarial Neural Networks

September 15, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
PGH-550A

The paper for discussion is: Domain-Adversarial Neural Networks

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October 2017

RiTUAL Group Meeting: EMNLP 2017 Conference

October 13, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
PGH-550A

This Friday we will talk about our experience in the EMNLP 2017 conference.

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RiTUAL Group Meeting

October 20, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

This friday I will talk about using machine learning to study the neural representations of language meanings. you can find the powerpoint here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxPOFMS-DrqCNmxDakpjZUxHWk0

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November 2017

RiTUAL Group Meeting: Recognizing Explicit and Implicit Hate Speech Using a Weakly Supervised Two-path Bootstrapping Approach

November 10, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

This Friday, we will discuss the following paper: Recognizing Explicit and Implicit Hate Speech Using a Weakly Supervised Two-path Bootstrapping Approach

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December 2017

Group Meeting: Incorporating Dialectal Variability for Socially Equitable Language Identification

December 1, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
PGH-550A

We will be discussing the following paper: 'Incorporating Dialectal Variability for Socially Equitable Language Identification'.

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Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing: Applications in Schizophrenia Classification using Narrative texts, Authorship Attribution with POS-tagging networks and Sentiment Analysis for Political tweets

December 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
PGH-550A

Abstract: "In this talk Dr. Héctor Allende-Cid, professor of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, will present 3 cases of his current work of Machine Learning applied to Natural Language Processing tasks. The first one, is based in the classification of schizophrenic patients using transcribed narrative texts. In this work, two main objectives are pursued: using interpretable classification algorithms to describe the patterns that differentiate schizophrenic and control patients, and to achieve the best classification performance measures using Machine…

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January 2018

Group Meeting: Evaluation of Type Inference with Textual Cues

January 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

We will discuss our two papers about type inference. You can find them here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18CST69eQZzGK9N2qnRXFpnQUEpvG_AlV?usp=sharing

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February 2018

Group Meeting: One Model to Learn Them All

February 9, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Paper here: https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.05137

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September 2018

Group Meeting: Authorless Topic Models: Biasing Models Away from Known Structure

September 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PGH-550A

Please find the paper here - Authorless Topic Models: Biasing Models Away from Known Structure

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October 2018

Group Meeting: Linguistically-Informed Self-Attention for Semantic Role Labeling

October 19, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
PGH-550A

In this occasion, we are going to discuss one of the best paper in EMNLP 2018. Here's the link: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1804.08199.pdf

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January 2020

Group Meeting: Findings on Aspect-based sentiment analysis

January 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
PGH-550A

Sampreeth is going to give a talk about Aspect-based sentiment analysis on Friday.

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Paper Madness 2020- session 1

January 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
PGH-550A
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February 2020

Paper Madness 2020- session 2, Part1

February 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We are going to discuss the following papers:  Do We Need Word Order Information for Cross-lingual Sequence Labeling Fine-tune BERT for Extractive Summarization Aiding Intra-Text Representations with Visual Context for Multimodal Named Ent…

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Group Meeting: Satirical News Detection using Language Model Differentiation Method

February 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
PGH-550A

Yigeng is going to give a talk about his research on satirical news detection on Friday, Feb 14.

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RiTUAL guest: Anjani is presenting to the group!

February 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Anjani Dhrangadhariya from the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland will present her work on NLP for health-related applications.  

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Paper Madness 2020- Session 2, Part 2

February 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Paper Madness 2020, Session 3 – part1

February 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 2020

Group Meeting – Online

March 27, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Gustavo will give a talk about the AAAI conference and Sampreeth will present a paper as part of our paper madness sessions.

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April 2020

Paper madness 2020, Paper Madness session 3 part 3

April 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sudipta’s Thesis Defense Dry Run

April 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Paper madness 2020, session 4-1

April 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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May 2020

Discussion on ACL and LREC reviews + short paper madness

May 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Reza’s and Gustavo’s proposal dry run

May 14, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Reza’s PhD Proposal defense

May 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Fun online plan as our last group meeting this semester

May 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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October 2020

Group Meeting: A survey on Aspect Category Detection

October 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Sampreeth is going to give a talk: A survey on Aspect Category Detection on Friday, Oct 2.

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Paper Madness 2020 Fall – Session 1, Part 1

October 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We are going to start our first Paper Madness session on Friday!

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Group Meeting: Talk and discussion about Multimodal NER

October 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Shuguang will give a talk and discussion about his Multimodal NER project on Friday.

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Paper Madness 2020 Fall – Session 1, Part 2

October 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We will have Paper Madness session 1 part 2 on Friday.

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December 2020

Paper Madness 2020 Fall – Session 2, Part 1

December 11, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We will have Paper Madness session 2 part 1 on Friday afternoon.

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Group Meeting: Age-restricted Content Rating Based on Movie Script

December 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Yigeng is going to give a talk on his research: Age-restricted Content Rating Based on Movie Script on Friday, Dec 18.

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January 2021

Paper Madness 2021 Spring – Session 1

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We will have Paper Madness session 1 on Friday. Yigeng will give a paper presentation about Knowledge Distillation. After that, we will have an open discussion about research problems. The papers to be discussed are listed below: Lifelong Language Knowledge Distillation Making Monolingual Sentence Embeddings Multilingual using Knowledge Distillation

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February 2021

Paper Madness 2021 Spring – Session 2

February 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We will have Paper Madness session 2 on Friday. Shuguang will give a paper presentation about Data Augmentation. After that, we will have an open discussion about research problems. The paper to be discussed is listed below: Data Augmentation using Pre-trained Transformer Models

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Paper Madness 2021 Spring – Session 3

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We will have Paper Madness session 3 on Friday. Mahsa will give a paper presentation about Text Classification with Reinforcement Learning. After that, we will have an open discussion about research problems. The paper to be discussed is listed below: Description Based Text Classification with Reinforcement Learning

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Paper Madness 2021 Spring – Session 4 (postponed to Feb 26th)

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We postpone Paper Madness session 4 to Friday, Feb 25th. Sampreeth will give a paper presentation about Adaptive Compression of Word Embeddings. After that, we will have an open discussion about research problems. The paper to be discussed is listed below: Adaptive Compression of Word Embeddings

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March 2021

Paper Madness 2021 Spring – Session 5

March 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We will have our Paper Madness session 5 on Friday, March 12th. Yigeng will present papers about recent progress in multimodal systems by OpenAI. Please find the reference paper in the following links: Multimodal Neurons in Artificial Neural Networks Learning Transferable Visual Models From Natural Language Supervision After the paper presentation, we will have an open discussion on research problems.

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Paper Madness 2021 Spring – Session 6

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We will have our Paper Madness session 6 on Friday, March 26th. Shuguang will present a paper about Open-domain Question Answering. Please find the reference paper in the following link: REALM: Retrieval-Augmented Language Model Pre-Training After the paper presentation, we will have an open discussion on research problems.

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April 2021

Paper Madness 2021 Spring – Session 7

April 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We will have our Paper Madness session 7 on Friday, April 2nd. Yigeng will present a paper about Examining Citations of Natural Language Processing Literature. Please find the reference paper in the following link: Examining Citations of Natural Language Processing Literature The purpose of choosing this paper is to learn about how our field is growing in recent years and initiate discussions about research trends. After the paper presentation, we will have an open discussion on research problems.

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Paper Madness 2021 Spring – Session 8

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We will have our Paper Madness session 8 on Friday, April 9th. Sampreeth will present a paper on CANINE: Pre-training an Efficient Tokenization-Free Encoder for Language Representation. Please find the reference paper in the following link: CANINE: Pre-training an Efficient Tokenization-Free Encoder for Language Representation After the paper presentation, we will have an open discussion on research problems.

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Group Meeting April 16th

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We will have our group meeting on Friday, April 16th. Giai will give us a presentation about his project on Machine Translation: English to French with Transformers. After the presentation, we will have an open discussion on research problems.

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Group Meeting April 23rd

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We will have our group meeting on Friday, April 23rd. Dwija will give us a presentation about her thesis project about Normalization and Back-transliteration for Code-Switched Hindi-English text. After the presentation, we will have an open discussion on research problems.

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Group Meeting April 30th

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We will have our group meeting on Friday, April 30th. Reza will have a dry-run on his dissertation presentation. After the presentation, we will have an open discussion on research problems.

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May 2021

Reza’s Dissertation Defense

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This week we will have Reza's dissertation defense on Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Please find details in the following link: NLP-enabled Design Assistance For Visual Communication We wish Reza the best of luck!

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