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Brown Bag Talks

[Supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation: Grant No. 1048406]

The purpose of the group is to discuss issues in large datasets, language and speech processing. We are hoping to bring our cross-disciplinary strengths to these areas, to share ideas, to discuss the current state of the art, and to collaborate on research topics.

Upcoming Brown Bag Talks

Thursday, September 28, 4:00 – 5:00pm
Schmitt Hall, Room 104 or, join us via Zoom:
Adam Jardine, Associate Professor, Rutgers University
Why Computational Learning Theory Matters for Language Learning

Past Events

Thursday, May 4, 3:45 – 5:00pm
Computational Lingustics students, Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service (ETS) Internship Presentations

Thursday, March 16th, 2023
Liubou Shefarevich, Second Language Testing Inc., a Berlitz company
Applying coursework in linguistics to an obscure field of language assessment, or what you can do with your linguistics degree

Thursday February 23, 2023
4:00PM – 5:00PM Zoom
Dr. Michael Flor, Educational Testing Service
AIG for Idioms: Towards testing knowledge of English idiomatic expressions with automatic item generation

Tuesday November 23, 2021
1:00PM – 2:00PM Zoom
Andrey Kutuzov, University of Oslo
Grammatical Profiling for Semantic Change Detection

Tuesday October 26th, 2021
4:00PM – 5:00PM Zoom
Anjalie Field, Carnegie Mellon University/University of Washington
Distantly-supervised Language Technologies for Social Text Analysis

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
3:30 – 4:30PM Zoom
Victor Kuperman, McMaster University
What makes us proficient readers in a second language: new eye-tracking corpora

April 6, 2021
4:15 – 5:15PM, Zoom
Dr. Xiao Yang, Language Data Researcher, Amazon Alexa
Linguistics Careers in Tech: What are they and how to prepare for tech job hunting

March 10, 2021
Gary Lupyan, Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Learning from Language: How vocabulary helps to structure the mind

Watch a recording of Gary Lupyan’s March 10 discussion

November 17, 2020
Xiaofei Lu, Department of Linguistics, The Pennsylvania State University
Sense-aware Lexical Sophistication Indicies and Their Relationship to L2 Writing Quality

February 20, 2020
Sara Rosenthal, IBM
NLP for Healthcare in Electronic Health Records and Care Management Notes

November 14, 2019
Dr. Gerard de Melo, Rutgers University
Digging Deeper : Representations for Fine-Grained Affective Text Analysis

November 7, 2019
Zubin Jelveh, Ph.D., Crime Lab New York
Political Language in Economics

April 11, 2019
Chelsey Hill, Assistant Professor of Information Management and Business Analytics, Feliciano School of Business
Brown Bag Talk: Complaint Mining in the Automotive Industry

March 27, 2019
Richard Sproat, Research Scientist, Google Research, New York
Neural Models of Text Normalization for Speech Applications

March 7, 2019
Heng Ji, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Universal Information Extraction

February 13, 2019
Joe Tetreault, Grammarly
It’s a Matter of Style: Experiments in Style Detection and Transformation with Natural Language Processing

View more past Brown Bag Talks here