NLP Seminar Schedule — 2018
Thursday 12:00 pm -- 1:20 pm; Venue: NLP Lunch

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Organizer: Siva Reddy

Date Speaker Title
Jan 11 Pushpak Bhattacharyya Sarcasm Detection: A Computational Cognitive Approach (details, slides)
Feb 8 Pararth Shah Building a Conversational Agent Overnight with Dialogue Self-Play (details, slides)
Mar 1 Gabor Angeli Conversations, with a reformed academic (details)
Mar 8 Michael Auli Sequence to Sequence Learning: CNNs, Training and Uncertainty (details, slides)
Mar 15 Jonathan Raiman Globally Normalized Reader (details, slides)
Mar 22 Dhanya Sridhar Structured Probabilistic Models for Online Dialogue and Text (details, slides)
Apr 12 Adji Bousso Dieng Deep Sequence Models: Context Representation, Regularization, and Application to Language (details, slides)
May 10 Alan Ritter Large Scale Learning for Information Extraction (details, slides)
May 24 Vered Shwartz Acquiring Lexical Semantic Knowledge (details, slides)
Jun 28 Daniel Khashabi Reasoning-Driven Question Answering (details, slides)
Jul 26 Will Grathwohl Backpropagation Through the Void: Optimizing control variates for black-box gradient estimation (details, slides)
Aug 9 Yulia Tsvetkov Language Generation with Continuous Outputs (details)
Aug 16 Trieu H. Trinh A Simple Method for Commonsense Reasoning (details)
Aug 23 Ekaterina Shutova TBA

NLP Seminar Schedule — Summer & Fall 2017
Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm; Venue: Room 392, Gates Computer Science

Organizer: Siva Reddy

Date Speaker Title
Jul 13 Jason Baldridge Practical and Ethical Considerations in Demographic and Psychographic Analysis (details, slides)
Jul 20 Lukasz Kaiser Tensor2Tensor Transformers: New Deep Models for NLP (details, slides)
ACL 2017 break
Aug 17 Mike Lewis Deal or No Deal? End-to-End Learning for Negotiation Dialogues (details, slides)
Aug 24 Lea Frermann Of Space Piracy and Secret Baby Romances: Deep Multi-View Book Representations and a Scalable Evaluation Framework (details, slides)
Aug 31 Jacob Andreas Structure and Interpretation of Neural Codes (details, slides)
EMNLP 2017 break
Sep 14 Felix Hill Grounded language learning in a simulated 3D world (details)
Sep 21 Semester Break
Sep 28 Zornitsa Kozareva Cancelled
Oct 5 Karthik Narasimhan Language grounding for cross-domain policy transfer and spatial reasoning (details, slides)
Oct 19 Jayant Krishnamurthy Neural Semantic Parsing with Type Constraints (details, slides)
Oct 26 Zhou Yu Situated Intelligent Interactive Systems (details, slides)
Nov 9 Eunsol Choi Scaling Up Reading Comprehension (details, slides)
Nov 30 Nasrin Mostafazadeh Language Comprehension and Language Generation in Eventful Contexts (details, slides)