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CLIP Colloquium: Rada Mihalcea (U of Michigan)

Time: 
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
5105 Brendan Iribe Center

 

Rada Mihalcea (Computer Science & Engineering, University of Michigan)

From Words To People And Back Again

Abstract: Language is not only about the words, it is also about the people. While much of the work in computational linguistics has focused almost exclusively on words (and their relations), recent research in the emerging field of computational sociolinguistics has shown that we can effectively leverage the close interplay between language and people. In this talk, I will explore this interaction, and show (1) that we can develop cross-cultural language models to identify words that are used in significantly different ways by speakers from different cultures; and (2) that we can effectively use information about the people behind the words to build better language representations. This is joint work with Jamie Pennebaker, Aparna Garimella, Carmen Banea.

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