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Linderman in Machine Learning noon Thurs. 5/4

who: Scott W. Linderman, Columbia University when: noon, Thursday, May 4 where: Computer Science Building Rm 150 food: Antonio’s pizza “Bayesian Learning and Inference in Recurrent Switching Linear Dynamical Systems” Abstract:  Many natural systems, such as neurons firing in the brain or basketball teams traversing

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New course in Computational Cognitive Modeling of Language

Gaja Jarosz of Linguistics is offering a new course in Computational Cognitive Modeling (Ling 692C Fall 2017, MW 4-5:15). She very much welcomes participants from other departments, including advanced undergraduates with the requisite background (see prerequisites below). Anyone interested should contact

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Durbin and Stergiedis in Cognitive Brown Bag Weds. 5/3 at noon

There will be two First Year Project Reports, by Jeffery Durbin and Dimitris Stergiedis, in the Cognitive Bag Lunch on Wednesday May 3 at 12pm in Tobin 521B. Titles and abstracts below. All are welcome! Presenter: Jeffery Durbin Tile: Characterizing the Visuospatial

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Weigel talk on Political Correctness Fri. 4/28 at 3:30

Friday April 28th at 3:30 in ILC S33, Moira Weigel of Yale University will be presenting a talk entitled “What is Political Correctness?” Weigel published a related article in the Guardian last November (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/30/political-correctness-how-the-right-invented-phantom-enemy-donald-trump), and she’ll have more to say next Friday. The

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Blodgett in CLC meeting Friday 4/28 at 11:15

Su-Lin Blodgett (CS) will be presenting in the next Computational Linguistics Community Meeting, in ILC N400 at 11:15 Friday April 28. Blodgett is working on developing models to identify dialectal variation on social media – see her EMNLP paper below.

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Williams in Machine Learning Weds. 4/26 at 11:30

who: Tom Williams, Tufts University when: 11:30, Wednesday, April 26 where: Computer Science Building Rm 150 food: Antonio’s pizza Please note this MLFL is occurring on a different day and time:  Wednesday at 11:30 am. “Genuine Helpers: Enabling Natural Language Capabilities for Interactive Robots” ABSTRACT:  Natural

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Ma in Cognitive Brown Bag Weds. 4/26 at noon

Qiuli Ma (UMass) will give the next Cognitive Bag Lunch presentation at 12pm in Tobin 521B on Wednesday April 26th at noon (today!). The title and abstract follow. All are welcome! Title: Testing recognition models with forced-choice testing Abstract: We

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Balasubramanian in Machine Learning lunch Thursday 4/20 at noon

who: Hari Balasubramanian, UMass Amherst when: noon, Thursday, April 20 where: Computer Science Building Rm 150 food: Antonio’s pizza “Models Based on Longitudinal Healthcare Event Data” Abstract: In this presentation, we will discuss a framework for analyzing data concerning healthcare

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Kamp in Linguistics at 3 pm Friday

Hans Kamp  (Stuttgart/University of Texas at Austin) will present his forthcoming work on definites in a special colloquium on Friday, April 21, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm in N400. The colloquium is part of Daniel Altshuler’s graduate semantics seminar.

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Gallistel talk Wednesday 4/18 at noon in Cape Cod Lounge

Please join us for a special talk by Randy Gallistel (Rutgers U.), 12-1 in the Cape Cod Lounge in the Student Union. Sponsored by the UMass Initiative in Cognitive Science and by the Five College Cognitive Science speaker series. Title:

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