Our first regularly-scheduled monthly meetup (http://www.meetup.com/DC-NLP/events/134853052/) was held at Stetsons Famous Bar & Grill (http://stetsons-dc.com/index.php) in Adams Morgan a few weeks ago, and we had such a blast that we decided to do it again in October. Please join us for a captivating set of presentations, stimulating conversation, and refreshing libations.
This month, we'll hear three 20-minute talks on various NLP topics:
• Mihai Lintean (http://www.lintean.com/) recently received his doctoral degree in Computer Science from the University of Memphis and is currently working as a Research Scientist at Carney Labs (http://www.carneylabs.com/). He'll describe his dissertation research in short-text semantic similarity assessment
• Liz Merkhofer (https://twitter.com/elizmerkhofer) recently completed a Master's degree in Linguistics at Georgetown University, and is now a Data Scientist at Berico Technologies (http://www.bericotechnologies.com/). This presentation will cover her current work in rapid, large-scale text analytics based on a combination of NLP and OLAP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_analytical_processing).
• Tommy Jones (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/thomas-jones/44/112/165) is a statistician at the Science and Technology Policy Institute (https://www.ida.org/stpi.php). He has an MS in mathematics and statistics from Georgetown University. Tommy has expertise in regression analyses, time series modeling, data mining, and other quantitative techniques. His talk will discuss methodologies for document clustering.
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.
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