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Meeting 8: NLP Series #2

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Please join us for the second in our series of meetings focusing on natural language processing (NLP). This week we will be discussing summarization and machine translation.

1) "Modelling Compression with Discourse Constraints" by James Clarke and Mirella Lapata (U. Edinburgh) from Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and on Computational Natural Language Learning, 2007.

http://jamesclarke.net/media/papers/clarke-lapata-emnlp07.pdf

2) "A Hierarchical Phrase-Based Model for Statistical Machine Translation" by David Chiang (U. Maryland) from ACL, 2005.

http://www.isi.edu/~chiang/papers/chiang-acl05.pdf

Bonus Paper: Stoney recommended a paper that looks like a good overview of a number of NLP areas. It's a bit long so I haven't listed it as one of the two to discuss but definitely check it out if you're interested. (Thanks Stoney!)

"Natural Language Processing (Almost) from Scratch" by R. Collobert (Idiap), J. Weston (Google), L. Bottou (Microsoft), M. Karlen, K. Kavukcuoglu (NYU), and P. Kuksa (Rutgers) from J. Machine Machine Learning Research, 2011.

http://jmlr.org/papers/volume12/collobert11a/collobert11a.pdf

Please read the papers before the meetup but if you don't get a chance, feel free to come join the discussion anyway.