Month: February 2019

Zobel in Cognitive bag lunch Weds. Feb. 20 at noon

The next cognitive brown bag is on 2/20 (12:00, Tobin 521B). The speaker is Ben Zobel (UMass PBS); title and abstract are below. Please note that there is no cognitive brown bag on 2/27. Effects of Age on Spatial Release

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Syrett in Linguistics Fri. Feb. 22 at 3:30

Kristen Syrett of Rutgers University (https://sites.rutgers.edu/kristen-syrett/) will present “Playing with semantic building blocks: Acquiring the lexical representations of verbs and adjectives” in ILC N400 Friday Feb. 22 at 3:30. All are welcome! ABSTRACT: Early lexicons and initial child productions reflect a preponderance

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Verga in Machine Learning and Friends Thurs. Feb. 14 at 11:45

who: Patrick Verga when: Feb 14 11:45am where: Computer Science Building Rm 150 food: Athena’s Pizza “Neural Knowledge Representation And Reasoning” Abstract: Making complex decisions in science, government policy, finance, and clinical treatments all require integrating and reasoning over disparate sources of

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Zhang in Computer Science Weds. Feb. 13 at 4 pm

Systems to Improve Online DiscussionAmy X. ZhangComputer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)MIT Wednesday, February 13, 20194:00 – 5:00 p.m.Computer Science 151Abstract — Discussions online are integral to everyday life, affecting how we learn, work, socialize, and participate in public society. Yet the systems that we

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Serre in Cognitive Brown Bag Weds. Feb. 13 at noon

The next Cognitive brown bag speaker will be Thomas Serre of Brown University (http://serre-lab.clps.brown.edu/). The talk is on Wednesday 2/13, 12:00, Tobin 521B; title and abstract are below. What are the computations underlying primate versus machine vision? Primates excel at

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Perkins in Linguistics Fri. Feb. 15 at 3:30

Laurel Perkins of the University of Maryland (http://ling.umd.edu/~perkinsl/) will present “How to Grow a Grammar: Syntactic Development in 1-Year-Olds” on Friday Feb. 15th at 3:30 PM in N400. All are welcome – an abstract follows. ABSTRACT: What we can learn depends

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Suhr in Machine Learning and Friends Thurs. Feb. 7 at 11:45

who: Alane Suhr when: Feb 7 11:45am where: Computer Science Building Rm 150 food: Athena’s Pizza “Modeling and Learning Agents that Understand Language in Context” Abstract: The meaning of a natural language utterance is influenced by the context in which it occurs,

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Momma in Linguistics Fri. Feb. 8 at 3:30

Shota Momma of UC San Diego (https://shotam.github.io) will present “Unifying parsing and generation” at 3:30, Friday February 8th in ILC N400. All are welcome! Abstract: We use our grammatical knowledge in at least two ways. On one hand, we use

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Hopper in Cognitive bag lunch Weds. Feb. 6 at noon

Will Hopper (https://people.umass.edu/whopper/) will present “Comparing discrete and continuous evidence models of recognition memory response times”  on 2/6 at 12:00 in Tobin 521B (abstract below). All are welcome. Memory theorists have long debated whether recognition decisions are mediated by considering

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