EMNLP 2020

Cool Papers

Notes

Claire Cardie: Information Extraction

Nov 16, 10:00 AM

Claire Cardie delivered a really cool keynote on information extraction from a historical perspective. (Surprising and uncomfortable how much NLP research started out with U.S. military applications.) My notes here don't make sense, it's just for me to note down things to read since I didn't know information extraction was a thing!

One thing to think about: Can we use information extraction techniques to build useful resources for low-resource languages? I'm thinking extracting data from the currently unstructured DSAL dictionaries for example, or the recent effort to do so from The Linguistic Survey of India.

BOAF: Semantics

Nov 17, 4:00 PM

The lexical semantics session at #emnlp2020 was super cool yet again. Some of the neat questions discussed:

1. How much do we need explicit linguistic data (things like syntax trees) in our models? Seems like NLP is moving towards learning those implicitly.

— Δ€ryaman Arora 𑀆𑀭𑁆𑀬𑀫𑀦 𑀅𑀭𑁄𑀭𑀸 (@aryaman2020) November 17, 2020

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