Month: September 2016

Syrett in Linguistics Colloquium Friday Sept. 23 at 3:30

Kristen Syrett (Rutgers) will give the Linguistics colloquium on Friday, September 23 at 3:30 in ILC N400. A title and abstract of her talk follow. Title: Challenges in children’s acquisition of comparatives Abstract: Comparative constructions can range from those that are

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Nguyen in Machine Learning Lunch noon Thursday Sept. 22

who: Thien Huu Nguyen when: 12:00pm Thursday, 9/22 where: cs150 pizza: Antonio’s generous sponsor: Oracle Abstract: Neural Networks (NN) have been applied successfully to many Information Extraction (IE) tasks recently. However, most of the current models are designed for a separate

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Northeast Computational Phonology Circle at UMass Saturday Sept. 24

The Northeast Computational Phonology Circle will hold its 10th meeting in the Integrative Learning Center this Saturday, starting at 11:30. All are welcome! The full program can be found here: http://blogs.umass.edu/comphon/2016/09/20/10th-northeast-computational-phonology-meeting.

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Gershman in Cognitive Bag Lunch noon Wednesday Sept 21

Wednesday, September 21, 2016  12:00pm to 1:15pm Location:  Tobin 521B Sam Gershman PhD, Assistant Professor at Harvard University, will present a talk titled Imaginative reinforcement learning “Reinforcement learning is typically conceived of in terms of how reward predictions and choice behavior adapt based on an agent’s

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Cognitive bag lunch schedule

The Cognitive bag lunch schedule for the semester is now available. Talks take place Wednesdays at noon in Tobin 521B. Sept. 21 Sam Gershman Sept. 28 Brian Dillon Oct. 5 Nate Kornell Oct. 12 Roger Levy Oct. 19 Christoph Weidemann Oct.

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Gouskova in Linguistics colloquium Friday Sept. 16th at 3:30

Maria Gouskova of NYU will present the Linguistics colloquium in N400 of the ILC at 3:30 Friday Sept. 16th. Title: Learning Nonlocal Phonology Abstract: Sounds usually interact locally, but some phonological rules involve segments that are not adjacent. In English,

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Reddy in Machine Learning talk Friday at 10:30

who: Siva Reddy, University of Edinburgh when: 10:30am Friday, 9/16 where: cs150 food: coffee, pastries, fruit, etc. Abstract: I will present three semantic parsing approaches for querying Freebase in natural language 1) training only on raw web corpus, 2) training on

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Bordes in Machine Learning and Friends Lunch, noon Thursday 15th

who: Antoine Bordes, Facebook AI Research when: 12:00pm, Thursday, 9/15 where: cs150 pizza: Antonio’s Generous Sponsor: Oracle Abstract: This talk will first briefly review Memory Networks, an attention-based neural network architecture introduced in (Weston et al., 15), which has been

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