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Louis-Philippe Morency (Carnegie Mellon University) “Modeling Human Communication Dynamics” 12:00 pm
Louis-Philippe Morency (Carnegie Mellon University) “Modeling Human Communication Dynamics” @ Hackerman Hall B17
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Abstract Human face-to-face communication is a little like a dance, in that participants continuously adjust their behaviors based on verbal and nonverbal cues from the social context. Today’s computers and interactive devices are still lacking[...]
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Vikramjit Mitra (SRI International, Speech Technology and Research Laboratory) “Toward Robust Speech Processing Systems: Speech Perception, Gestural Phonology and Machine Learning” 12:00 pm
Vikramjit Mitra (SRI International, Speech Technology and Research Laboratory) “Toward Robust Speech Processing Systems: Speech Perception, Gestural Phonology and Machine Learning” @ Hackerman Hall B17
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Abstract Speech processing applications such as speech recognition, keyword spotting, language recognition, speaker identification, etc.,  are crucial for data analytics, voice operated systems, biometrics and information triage.  Current speech processing systems perform well under matched/clean[...]
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Rebecca Steorts (Duke University) “Flexible Models for Microclustering with Application to Entity Resolution” 12:00 pm
Rebecca Steorts (Duke University) “Flexible Models for Microclustering with Application to Entity Resolution” @ Hackerman Hall B17
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Abstract Record linkage merges together large, potentially noisy databases to remove duplicate entities. Community detection is the process of placing entities into similar partitions or “communities.” Both applications are important to applications in author disambiguation,[...]
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Jonathan May (Information Sciences Institute – USC) “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Evaluations (and Keep Worrying)” 12:00 pm
Jonathan May (Information Sciences Institute – USC) “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Evaluations (and Keep Worrying)” @ Hackerman Hall B17
Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Abstract Bake-offs, shared tasks, evaluations: these are names for short, high-stress periods in many CS researchers’ lives where their algorithms and models are exposed to unseen data, often with reputations and funding on the line. [...]
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