This group is for anyone in the Washington, D.C. area working in (or interested in) Natural Language Processing. Our meetings will be an opportunity for folks to network, give presentations about their work or research projects, learn about the latest advancements in our field, and exchange ideas or brainstorm. Topics may include computational linguistics, machine learning, text analytics, data mining, information extraction, speech processing, sentiment analysis, and much more.
If you're actively involved in NLP or just want to learn more about it, please join us!
Our March speaker is Gabriel Altay from Kensho (https://www.kensho.com/), speaking on Using Wikipedia and Wikidata for NLP. We'll be meeting again at WeWork Navy Yard. Doors open at 6 pm for networking and refreshments courtesy of Kensho -- thanks! -- and our program starts at 6:30 pm.
Gabriel's talk description: Wikipedia (the free encyclopedia) and Wikidata (the free knowledge base) are crowd sourced projects supported by the Wikimedia Foundation. In addition to being great resources for knowledge sharing, they are excellent laboratories for research into natural language processing (NLP). During the first part of this talk, Gabriel will introduce a derived dataset put together by the Kensho (https://www.kensho.com) R&D group for NLP. Read more about the dataset at https://blog.kensho.com/announcing-the-kensho-derived-wikimedia-dataset-5d1197d72bcf. In the second half of the talk he will show some example use cases including named entity disambiguation, entity graph embedding, and explicit topic modeling.
Bio: Gabriel used to be an astronomer but is now a machine learning engineer at Kensho focusing on natural language processing.