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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. 



Spring 2019

Time: Fridays @ 1:00pm
Location: New Computer Science 220 ( room changed from 115 to 220)
(located on the south ("pond-side") of the building, first floor atrium. 

Topics of Interest: 

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.


Spring 2019 Organizer: 
Mohaddeseh Bastan


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)

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

Fall 2018 Organizer: 
Youngseo Son

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