NLP@Deep Learning Indaba

The Natural Language Processing session at the Deep Learning Indaba 2019 takes place on Thursday, 29 August 2019. It is organized by Herman Kamper, Sebastian Ruder, and Vukosi Marivate. We are proud to have an amazing set of speakers for this year!

Speakers

Chief Scientist at Salesforce

ML Engineer at Retro Rabbit

Network Coordinator, Artificial Intelligence for Development - Africa

Research Scientist at DeepMind

Chair of Data Science at University of Pretoria

Lead Machine Learning Engineer at Utu Technologies

Research Scientist at DeepMind

Lecturer at Stellenbosch University

Schedule

Thursday, August 29. Location: EBR 30

  • 11:00 - 11:05 Welcome and opening remarks
  • 11:05 - 11:50 Richard Socher: Multitask learning in NLP and DecaNLP (Slides)
  • 11:50 - 12:20 Vukosi Marivate: NLP Challenges and opportunities on the continent (Slides)
  • 12:20 - 12:50 Stephan Gouws: Evolution and successes of neural sequence models for NLP (Slides)
  • 12:50 - 13:00 Call to Action: Machine translation pitch (Slides)
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break and poster session

BREAK (see the Deep Learning Indaba program for more information)

  • 16:30 - 17:00 Jade Abbott: Machine translation for African languages (Slides)
  • 17:00 - 17:30 Sebastian Ruder: Cross-lingual word embeddings and beyond (Slides)
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Brian Muhia: An AWD-LSTM LM of Swahili and crowdsourcing of translation & captioning datasets (Slides)
  • 18:00 - 18:30 Herman Kamper: (Outrageously) low-resource speech processing (Slides)