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Reading Group

Official name of this course is NPFL095 Modern Methods in Computational Linguistics. It is a continuation of informal Reading Group (RG) meetings. Requirements for getting credits:

All questions, reports and presented papers must be in English. The presentations are in English by default, but if all present people agree it may be in Czech.

Contact popel@ufal.mff.cuni.cz
Mailing list rg@ufal.mff.cuni.cz
List Archive http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/mailman/listinfo/rg
Meetings Mondays 16:00, room S1
Past meetings courses:rg:past
Inspiration courses:rg:wishlist

Spring&Summer 2013

date speaker paper
Feb 18 startup meeting
Feb 25 Martin Popel Mark Johnson: A brief introduction to kernel classifiers, 2009. You can also read a chapter from cimpl.info
Mar 4 Ondřej Dušek Michael Collins, Nigel Duffy: Convolution kernels for natural language, NIPS 2001. Questions and Answers
Mar 11 Ondřej Košarko Aron Culotta, Jeffrey Sorensen: Dependency Tree Kernels for Relation Extraction, ACL 2004. Questions
Mar 18 Jindřich Helcl Michael Collins: Discriminative Training Methods for Hidden Markov Models: Theory and Experiments with Perceptron Algorithms, EMNLP 2002. Questions
Mar 25 Sara van de Moosdijk Andrew McCallum, Dayne Freitag, Fernando Pereira: Maximum Entropy Markov Models for Information Extraction and Segmentation, Conference on Machine Learning 2000, slides Questions & Answers
Apr 1 no RG, Easter (and April Fool's Day)
Apr 8 Vincent Kríž John Lafferty, Andrew McCallum, Fernando Pereira: Conditional Random Fields: Probabilistic Models for Segmenting and Labeling Sequence Data, 2001 Questions
Apr 15 Ondřej Fiala Ashish Venugopal, Jakob Uszkoreit, David Talbot, Franz J. Och, Juri Ganitkevitch: Watermarking the Outputs of Structured Prediction with an application in Statistical Machine Translation, 2011 This time, we'll meet in the corridor instead of S1.
Apr 22 Matěj Korvas Yansong Feng, Mirella Lapata: Topic Models for Image Annotation and Text Illustration
Apr 29 Karel Bílek
May 6 Jan Mašek Kojima, Tamura: Natural Language Description of Human Activities from Video Images Based on Concept Hierarchy of Actions
May 13 Matouš Macháček
May 20 Petr Jankovský Farhadi, Hejrati, Sadeghi, Young: Every Picture Tells a Story: Generating Sentences from Images     /last RG/

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