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Charles Yang (University of Pennsylvania) “Generalizations and Exceptions” 12:00 pm
Charles Yang (University of Pennsylvania) “Generalizations and Exceptions” @ Hackerman Hall B17
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Abstract Language has rules and rules have exceptions: think the English regular verbs that all add “-ed” and the some 150 irregular verbs that don’t. Children learning languages, as well as statistical models of natural[...]
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Margaret Mitchell (Google Research) “Algorithmic Bias in Artificial Intelligence: The Seen and Unseen Factors Influencing Machine Perception of Images and Language” 12:00 pm
Margaret Mitchell (Google Research) “Algorithmic Bias in Artificial Intelligence: The Seen and Unseen Factors Influencing Machine Perception of Images and Language” @ Hackerman Hall B17
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Abstract The success of machine learning has recently surged, with similar algorithmic approaches effectively solving a variety of human-defined tasks.  Tasks testing how well machines can perceive images and communicate about them have exposed strong[...]
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Nathan Schneider (Georgetown University) “The Ins and Outs of Preposition Semantics: Challenges of Coverage and Cross-Linguistic Adequacy” 12:00 pm
Nathan Schneider (Georgetown University) “The Ins and Outs of Preposition Semantics: Challenges of Coverage and Cross-Linguistic Adequacy” @ Hackerman Hall B17
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Abstract In most accounts of semantics, prepositions fly under the radar. I will argue that they should instead be put front and center given their crucial status as linkers of meaning—whether for spatial and temporal[...]
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