*CANCELLED* ML@GT and CSE Joint Seminar: Dan Roth, University of Pennsylvania

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Tuesday April 14, 2020
      11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: CODA 230
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Contact

Anna Stroup-Holladay

astroup@cc.gatech.edu

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Summary Sentence: ML@GT and the School of Computational Science and Engineering invite you to a seminar by Dan Roth, Eduardo D. Glandt Distinguished Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

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ML@GT and the School of Computational Science and Engineering invite you to a seminar by Dan Roth, Eduardo D. Glandt Distinguished Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Talk Title

It's Time to Reason

Talk Abstract

The fundamental issue underlying natural language understanding is that of semantics – there is a need to move toward understanding natural language at an appropriate level of abstraction in order to support natural language understanding and communication.

Machine Learning has become ubiquitous in our attempt to induce semantic representations of natural language and support decisions that depend on it; however, while we have made significant progress over the last few years, it has focused on classification tasks for which we have large amounts of annotated data. Supporting high-level decisions that depend on natural language understanding is still beyond our capabilities, partly since most of these tasks are very sparse and generating supervision signals for these tasks does not scale.

I will discuss some of the challenges underlying reasoning – making natural language understanding decisions that depend on multiple, interdependent, models, and exemplify it using the domain of Reasoning about Time, as it is expressed in natural language. 

Bio

Dan Roth is the Eduardo D. Glandt Distinguished Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, and a Fellow of the AAAS, the ACM, AAAI, and the ACL.

In 2017 Roth was awarded the John McCarthy Award, the highest award the AI community gives to mid-career AI researchers. Roth was recognized “for major conceptual and theoretical advances in the modeling of natural language understanding, machine learning, and reasoning.” 

Roth has published broadly in machine learning, natural language processing, knowledge representation and reasoning, and learning theory, and has developed advanced machine learning-based tools for natural language applications that are being used widely. Until February 2017 Roth was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR).

Roth is a co-founder and the chief scientist of NexLP, Inc., a startup that leverages the latest advances in Natural Language Processing (NLP), Cognitive Analytics, and Machine Learning in the legal and compliance domains.

Prof. Roth received his B.A Summa cum laude in Mathematics from the Technion, Israel, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University in 1995.

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

College of Computing, Computational Science and Engineering, GVU Center, Machine Learning, ML@GT, OMS, School of Computational Science and Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Interactive Computing

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
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Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
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  • Created On: Mar 12, 2020 - 2:49pm
  • Last Updated: Mar 18, 2020 - 9:42am