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Statistical Natural Language Processing Colloquium

The StatNLP Colloquium is a forum for advanced students in the area of statistical natural language processing to present their own research, to discuss new publications in the area, and to hear about the latest innovations from invited speakers. The Colloquium is organized jointly by the Chair of Linguistic Informatics (Prof. Dr. Stefan Riezler) at the Department of Computational Linguistics and the Database System Research Group (Prof. Dr. Michael Gertz) at the Department of Computer Science.


  • Location:  Mathematikon, Im Neuenheimer Feld 205, Seminarraum 10
  • Time:  Wednesday, 11:15am 12:45pm
  • Archive

Zeit Dozent Titel
October 24 Reading Group
Tuesday, October 30
INF 205, SR 2/414 (2.OG)
Invited talk
George Foster
Google AI, Montreal
Revisiting Character-Based Neural Machine Translation with Capacity and Compression
Monday, November 5
Conference room 5.OG, Mathematikon
Invited talk
Trevor Cohn
University of Melbourne, Australia
Translation on a shoestring
November 14 Sariya Karimova
ICL, Heidelberg University
Exploring different approaches for the neural speech translation
November 21 Reading Group
November 28
INF 325, SR 24
Invited talk
Wilker Aziz
ILLC, University of Amsterdam
Auto-Encoding Variational Neural Machine Translation
December 5 Reading Group

December 12 Carolin Lawrence
ICL, Heidelberg University
Neural Sequence-to-Sequence Models from Weak Feedback with Bipolar Ramp Loss
December 19 Simon Will
ICL, Heidelberg University
Parsing NLmaps Queries using Adversarial Neural Machine Translation
January 9 Philipp Wiesenbach
ICL, Heidelberg University
Low Resource Translation for Middle Egyptian
January 16 Reading Group
January 23 Tsz Kin Lam
ICL, Heidelberg University
Learning by asking: a word-level based active strategy for interactive-predictive neural machine translation
January 30 Invited talk
Christian Buck
Google AI, Zurich
Active Question Answering with Reinforcement Learning
February 6 Shigehiko Schamoni
ICL, Heidelberg University

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