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Brendan O’Connor (UMass Amherst) “Demographic Bias in Social Media Language Analysis: A Case Study of African-American English” 12:00 pm
Brendan O’Connor (UMass Amherst) “Demographic Bias in Social Media Language Analysis: A Case Study of African-American English” @ Hackerman Hall B17
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Abstract: We conduct a case study of dialectal language in online conversational text by investigating African-American English (AAE) on Twitter, through a demographically supervised model to identify AAE-like language associated with geo-located messages.  We verify[...]
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Thomas Schatz (UMD) “Quantitative Models of Adult Phonetic Category Perception and Infant Phonetic Learning” 12:00 pm
Thomas Schatz (UMD) “Quantitative Models of Adult Phonetic Category Perception and Infant Phonetic Learning” @ Hackerman Hall B17
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Abstract I leverage speech technology to building quantitative models of adult phonetic category perception and infant phonetic learning in humans.  In this talk, I will show how this approach not only provides concrete implementation of[...]
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Center for Language and Speech Processing