---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Graham Neubig <gneu...@cs.cmu.edu> Date: Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 11:56 AM Subject: Re: Talk Announcment: Aida Nematzadeh (DeepMind) - 8/18 11AM To: <lti-semi...@cs.cmu.edu>, <ml-facu...@cs.cmu.edu>, < ml-phd-stude...@cs.cmu.edu>
Hi LTI Folks (also adding MLD in case there is interest), This is just a reminder that the papers will be the below talk tomorrow, looking forward to seeing people there! Graham On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 8:00 AM Graham Neubig <gneu...@cs.cmu.edu> wrote: > Hello LTI Students, Faculty, > > I'm happy to announce that we'll be holding a virtual talk by Aida > Nematzadeh (http://www.aidanematzadeh.me/), a senior research scientist > at DeepMind. Aida has lots of interesting work on language learning > inspired by how children learn from their environments. Please see the > following for more details! > > ------- > > Title: Learning language by observing the world and learning about the > world from language > Time: 8/18 11:00AM > Link: > https://cmu.zoom.us/j/91396794981?pwd=WUlTbE85R3Q3cStsUHp5ZHNZa0J5dz09 > > Children learn about the visual world from implicit supervision that > language provides. Most children learn their language, at least to some > extent, by observing the world. Recently released datasets of instructional > videos are interesting as they can be considered a rough approximation of a > child’s visual and linguistic experience -- in these videos, the narrator > performs a high-level task (e.g., cooking pasta) while describing the steps > involved in that task (e.g., boiling water). Moreover, these datasets pose > challenges similar to those children need to address; for example, > identifying relevant activities to the task (e.g., boiling water) and > ignoring the rest (e.g., shaking head). I will present two recent projects > where we study the interaction of visual and linguistic signals in these > videos: (1) We show that using language and the structure of tasks is > important in discovering action boundaries. (2) I will discuss how visual > signal improves the quality of unsupervised word translation, especially > for dissimilar languages, and where we do not have access to large corpora. > > > -- George Duncan Emeritus Professor of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University georgeduncanart.com See posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Land: (505) 983-6895 Mobile: (505) 469-4671 My art theme: Dynamic exposition of the tension between matrix order and luminous chaos. "Attempt what is not certain. Certainty may or may not come later. It may then be a valuable delusion." >From "Notes to myself on beginning a painting" by Richard Diebenkorn. "It's that knife-edge of uncertainty where we come alive to our truest power." Joanna Macy.
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