Tomorrow's seminar will be BYOL: Bring Your Own Lunch. We haven't gotten our catering set up for the new quarter. Hopefully we will have some small snacks/salad/drinks provided.
-Philip On Sun, Jan 6, 2019 at 4:11 PM Philip Garrison <phili...@cs.washington.edu> wrote: > Please join us Tuesday at noon in *CSE 203* for the first Change talk of > the quarter with Dominic Widdows of Grab. > > *Who:* Dominic Widdows > *What:* Southeast Asia, NLP, and Grab > *When:* Tuesday, Jan 8, 12-1pm > *Where:* CSE 203 > > *Abstract* > Grab has become the leading transportation company, and increasingly > technology platform, throughout Southeast Asia. We have unique challenges > and opportunities with language understanding and interfaces. Grab needs to > support a bigger range of languages than any of the comparable ridehailing > companies, and Southeast Asian languages are much less well-resourced than > other world languages that have far fewer speakers. At the same time, we > have large amounts of text through reviews, customer service, and chat, and > some of the unsupervised learning techniques currently at the forefront of > Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence are well-placed to > make use of these texts to enhance our language understanding capabilities. > Long-term dreams include a seamless way to interact with Grab’s products as > if you’re talking to a very knowledgeable concierge. Interim steps include > understanding customer service inquiries, translation, and various kinds of > sentiment analysis. This talk will be a very brief introduction to the > language landscape, NLP techniques, and how we can use them. > > *About the speaker* > From a background in differential geometry, Dominic started work in NLP in > 2001, developing vector space models for language representation and > reasoning back when this was still an esoteric and obscure avenue of > research. He’s best known in this field for the book Geometry and Meaning, > the use of quantum logic to represent search queries and word meanings, and > the SemanticVectors package, which has been building word embedding models > since 2007 and is freely available on GitHub for anyone to play with. He’s > worked on NLP, machine learning, information extraction, and transportation > logistics at Google and Microsoft, before joining Grab in 2016, hoping to > contribute in some of the world’s most exciting and challenging places > _______________________________________________ > change mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > https://changemm.cs.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/change >
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