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September Meetup: NLP for Assistive Technologies, and NLP to Cloud Triplestore

We're back at Stetson's again this month with another round of interesting presentations on Natural Language Processing.

Kathy McCoy, Professor of Computer & Information Science and Linguistics at the University of Delaware and Consultant for National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) at the U.S. Department of Education, will give a presentation on Replicating Semantic Connections Made by Visual Readers for a Scanning System for Nonvisual Readers.

Aaron Mihalik works at Parsons Government Services on their scalable datastore technologies.  He will be discussing Rya, a triplestore built on Accumulo used to store results from semantic technologies. In addition to RDF, Rya creates free text, spatial and temporal indices.

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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 will 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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  • Karolyn

    Great meet-up guys! Is there any way we can get access to the presentations from last Wed? Unfortunately, I missed Aaron's talk and I am very interested in learning more about his work with Rya. Thanks for any assistance!

    September 15, 2014

    • Charlie G.

      Hi, Karolyn. Kathy's slides are available on our Files page (http://www.meetup.com...­). Aaron asked us not to re-distribute his slides. I'd recommend contacting him directly to learn more about Rya.

      September 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good topics, good speakers

    2 · September 11, 2014

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