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The natural language processing reading group at Stony Brook University meets weekly to discuss recent research papers in Natural Language Processing and similar fields. 


Fall 2020
Time: Fridays @ 1:00pm
Location: New Computer Science 220 (or Remote) 
Organizer: TBD

Topics of Interest:
  • TBD


Spring 2020
Time: Fridays @ 1:00pm
Location: New Computer Science 220
Organizer: Huy Vu

Topics of Interest: (Candidates)
  • Understanding neural models -- interpretability, and explainable models.
  • Compositionality and systematic generalization in NLP
  • Causality in NLP
  • Designing datasets
  • Controllable Language Generation
  • ???


    Fall 2019

    Time: Fridays @ 1:00pm
    Location: New Computer Science 220
    Organizer: Radhika Gaonkar (first two weeks) and Harsh Trivedi (later)

    Topics of Interest: 
    • Representation learning for NLP (with respect to Transfer learning)
    • Longitudinal Analysis - Time series for NLP
    • NLP for Psychology or Social Science

    You can see the scheduled presentation and/or sign up for a presentation here.
    List of potential papers for presentation will be updated soon.

    Transformers: Many of the papers we will read utilize transformers. We went over these in the first meeting, but the following background may be helpful:
    If above all feels foreign, please start here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEMJRjEdNzM


    Spring 2019

    Time: Fridays @ 1:00pm
    Location: New Computer Science 220
    Organizer: Mohaddeseh Bastan

    Topics of Interest (TBD; this is from the Spring): 
    This semester the presentation topics are in the following categories:
    • Common Sense Knowledge:
      • Event Representation
      • Multi Module Methods in NLP
      • Visual Questions Answering
    • Representation Learning for NLP:
      • Pre-training
      • VAEs 
      • Linguistic based Models
      • Neural Network Architectures ( Recurrent Entity Models, Hierarchical Models, ... )
    • Longitudinal/Time Series Problem in NLP

    You can see the scheduled presentation and/or sign up for a presentation here.
    List of potential papers for presentation can be found here.




    Fall 2018

    Time: Fridays @ 1:00pm
    Location: New Computer Science 220
    (located on the south ("pond-side") of the building, first floor, down the hall)
    Organizer: Youngseo Son

    Topics of Interest (tentative): 

    Anything natural language processing related (if someone else's work, prefer reputable conference (NAACL, ACL, EMNLP, EACL, COLing CONLL) or journal (CL, TACL). Some ideas of areas: 
    • question answering / knowledge and event extraction
    • human-centered NLP
    • semantic parsing into logical form
    • discourse relations
    • word/sentence vector/embeddings
    • language generation
    • NLP for social scientific discovery
    • language across time and networks


    Click here to see the sign up sheet and presented papers.