SADiLaR organizes a monthly (online) colloquium showcasing research related to digital humanities. Each month a speaker will present their work in the area of digital humanities.
The aim of the colloquium is to illustrate what digital humanities is and what the applications are. This includes both national (South African) as well as international research.
The colloquium will take place online. During the hour allocated for the colloquium a speaker will present their work. Afterwards there will be some time for questions.
PARTICIPANTS WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN EVENT
Anybody interested in digital humanities, the theory, example research, practical applications, etc.
TOPICS THAT WILL BE INCLUDED
Speaker: Viktor Schlegel (University of Manchester, Manchester, UK)
Title: Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing
Abstract: The past decades have experienced a sheerly unlimited availability of heterogeneous textual resources scrapeable from the World Wide Web and advancements in hardware that efficiently carries out parallel mathematical operations. In natural language processing (NLP) methodology, this has increasingly led to a paradigm shift away from linguistically motivated, staged pipelines with clearly separated tasks towards statistical, data-driven approaches that model problems end to end. This talk will describe state-of-the-art NLP on a conceptual level highlighting the possibilities that deep learning enables. To this end, we will present how various application scenarios of interest, such as document summarisation or sentiment analysis, can be formulated as sequence processing tasks, which allows to model them with neural networks. We will then discuss opportunities and challenges that come along the deep learning surge, such as the uninterpretable black-box nature of neural networks, the lack of quality control and the dependence on large amounts of training data.
Participation in the workshop is FREE
Number of attendees that can be accommodated: no limit (online)
Please register before or on 14 March 2021
If you have any question please liaise with Menno van Zaanen by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org