At Cardiff NLP we host weekly meetings on Thursdays at 1pm (local Cardiff UK time). Some of them are open to external people as well.

Schedule 2021/2022:

  • September 9: Graphext, a tool for exploring and modeling complex datasets of structured and unstructured data - Thomas Buhrmann and Victoriano Izquierdo (Graphext)

  • September 16: Short presentations PhD students - Israa Alghanmi, Carla Pérez-Almendros and Yixiao Wang

  • September 23: Multilingual Machine Translation with Language-Specific Encoder-Decoders: Translation Quality and Gender Accuracy - Marta R. Costa-jussà (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona)

  • September 30: Mentorship session (open for everybody) - Reviewing NLP papers [POSTPONED]

  • October 14: A Medley of Event-Based Modality and Role Question Generation - Valentina Pyatkin (Bar Ilan University)

  • October 28: Teaching in NLP (open for everybody): Discussion panel

  • November 25: Conference-like presentations: Elena Álvarez Mellado (UNED) and Amit Gajbhiye (Cardiff)

  • December 2: Learning Text Representations from Pre-trained Language Models via Contrastive Learning and Self-Distillation - Fangyu Liu (Cambridge University)

  • January 27: Reading group "Interpretability in NLP" - hosted by Kiamehr Rezaee

  • February 3: BREAK - Staff meeting

  • February 10: Reading group "Sentiment Analysis and COVID-19" - hosted by Dimosthenis Antypas

  • February 17: Quarterly group meeting

  • March 3: 5-minute presentations

  • March 17: Title TBA - Kateryna Krykoniuk (School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University)