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January 2014 Meetup: Linguistic Libations

We're meeting a week later than usual this month due to the holidays, so please join us on January 15th to socialize, network, and hear about the work people are doing with NLP, computational linguistics, text analytics, and more.

Many folks are still just getting back to normal after the New Year's festivities, and the local universities are on Winter break, both of which may conspire to limit our attendance in January. Rather than taking a month off, let's meet to share stories about what we've all been working on lately and see where the evening takes us. If a more substantive conversation spontaneously emerges -- a heated debate on the inherent challenges of sentiment analysis, perhaps -- all the better. Think of it as a combination of happy hour, unconference, and mini-hackathon all rolled into one. Please feel free to bring your laptop and get some work done while having a drink or two, grabbing a bite to eat, and enjoying interesting NLP-related discussions.

We'll return to our regular programming in February with formal presentations, so please let us know if you'd be interested in giving a talk at any of our future monthly meetups.


We'll meet at 6:30pm in the upstairs bar at Stetsons near the intersection of 16th and U Streets NW in Adams Morgan. Introductions & announcements will start around 7:00pm, and presentations will begin at 7:30pm. Afterwards, there'll be plenty of time for follow-up questions, networking, and drinks.

Please note: Stetsons is a 21 and over venue.

DC NLP meets on the second Wednesday of each month to network, socialize, and learn about the interesting work folks are doing in natural language processing, computational linguistics, text analytics, and more.

Do you have something you'd like to share with the group? Let us know! We're always looking for speakers to give talks at future meetups, and don't forget to follow @DCNLP on Twitter!

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  • James H.

    Peter -

    Thank you for the link to the Weingarten piece. That is one of the funniest things I have read in a long, long time.

    January 14, 2014

  • Peter B.

    Fascinating article from Washington Post humor columnist Gene Weingarten, explaining how the phrase "defiantly recommend" is making its way into English via a combination of machine learning and human laziness.

    2 · January 6, 2014

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