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Trapp on Eye Tracking in Machine Learning Thurs. 2/23 at noon

who: Andrew Trapp, Worcester Polythechnic Institute when: noon, Thursday, February 23 where: Computer Science Building rm150 food: Antonio’s pizza generous sponsor: ORACLE LABS Using Density To Identify Fixations In Gaze Data Optimization-Based Formulations And Algorithms Abstract: Eye tracking is an

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Oiry and Hartman in LARC Friday 2/24 at 12:10

This week in the Language Acquisition Research Center meeting, Magda Oiry and Jeremy Hartman will be presenting their recent work on the acquisition of factives (and their relationship with negation). LARC meets on Fridays at 12:10 in ILC N470. As

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Kozma on cortical oscillation and respiration in Cognitive Bag Lunch Wednesday 2/22 at noon

Robert Kozma (U. of Memphis and UMass) will give the next Cognitive Bag Lunch at 12pm in Tobin 521B on Wednesday Feb. 22. All are welcome! Title: Respiratory modulation of sensory cortices: Experimental evidence and graph theoretical models Abstract: The

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Amanda Doucette in Experimental Lab, Friday, 2/24 at 9:15am

The next meeting of the Computational Linguistics Community will feature a presentation by Amanda Doucette on neural net modeling of phonological learning. The talk will take place at the Experimental Lab meeting, Feb 24th, 9:15am in ILC N400.

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Dixon in Cognitive Bag Lunch noon Weds. Feb. 15

James Dixon (UConn) at 12pm in Tobin 521B Weds. Feb. 15 Sneaking Up On Biology: Lessons from Non-Living Dissipative Systems. Abstract: All organisms develop the ability to perceive and act in the service of goals and intentions, no matter how rudimentary. Behavioral

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Munkhdalai in Machine Learning and Friends Tues. Feb. 14 at noon

who: Tsendsuren Munkhdalai, UMass CICS when: noon, Tuesday, February 14 where: Computer Science Building rm150 food: Antonio’s pizza Abstract: This talk will first briefly review recent advances in memory augmented neural nets and then present our own contribution, Neural Semantic Encoders (NSE) [1,2]. With a

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Fitter in Machine Learning and Friends, noon, Wednesday, February 15

Please note:  This is the second MLFL scheduled this week and it is on Wednesday who: Naomi Fitter, University of Pennsylvania  when: noon, Wednesday, February 15 where: Computer Science Building rm150 food: Antonio’s pizza Exploring Human-Inspired Haptic Interaction Skills For Robots Abstract:  A human-inspired understanding

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John Rickford to deliver Freeman lecture Friday Feb. 17 at 2:30

“Justice for Jeantel (and Trayvon): Fighting Dialect Prejudice in Courtrooms and Beyond.” Professor John Rickford of Stanford University will deliver this year’s annual Freeman Lecture in Linguistics, in ILC, N151 Friday Feb 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm Professor Rickford is a world-renowned expert in the

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Discussion of Bender (2016) in next CLC meeting, Feb 15th, 1pm

The next Computational Linguistics Community (CLC) meeting will take place at the NLP reading group on Wednesday, February 15, 1-2pm, in CS 303. We will be discussing a recent paper by Emily Bender on the role of linguistic typology in

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Phillips in Linguistics Fri. Feb. 10 at 3:30

Colin Phillips of the University of Maryland will be presenting “Speaking, understanding, and grammar” in the Linguistics colloquium series Friday Feb. 10th at 3:30, in ILC N400. All are welcome! Abstract. We speak and understand the same language, but it’s generally

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