Sydney NLP Mini Conference #3 & EOY Celebration mixer!

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Hi Sydney NLP enthusiasts!

The Sydney NLP Meetup & Australasian Language Technology Association (ALTA) will host a mini-conference in Sydney, on Wed Dec 4th.

In several lightning talks you'll get to preview the latest brilliant ALTA research, here's the line up of speakers flying in from around Australia: https://bit.ly/2OzuJVg

This helps kick off the the 17th Annual Australasian Language Technology Workshop, running 4, 5, and 6th December at UTS.

If you can't make the 3 day conference [work!], this is a great chance to mingle with the ALTA speakers and your SydNLP colleagues.

And because it's our SydNLP end-of-year social before we hit 2020, and to celebrate our last meetup of the year we're going to mix it up with a special surprise so ---> limited places <---- please RSVP for catering!

Thanks to ALTA for coordinating an amazing program showcasing Australian research. Organization of this event is a volunteer effort provided by the Sydney NLP Meetup team, a big thanks to Ben, Will, Stephen for their tireless dedication to pull together these incredible speakers at last minute for the community to benefit. Look forward to seeing you there.

5:30 arrive refreshments & social for 6:15pm welcome & lightning talks:

#1 - Improved document modelling with a neural discourse parser [FAJRI KOTO, University of Melbourne]
#2 - Towards a robust morphological analyzer for Kunwinjku [WILLIAM LANE — Charles Darwin University
#3 - Does an LSTM forget more than a CNN? An empirical study of catastrophic forgetting in NLP [GAURAV ARORA — University of Melbourne]
#4 - Identifying Patients with Pain in Emergency Departments using Conventional Machine Learning and Deep Learning [THANH VU — Australian eHealth Research Centre, CSIRO]
#5 - A neural joint model for Vietnamese word segmentation, POS tagging and dependency parsing [THANH VU on behalf of DAT QUOC NGUYEN — University of Melbourne]
#6 - Domain Adaptation for Low-Resource Neural Semantic Parsing [ALVIN KENNARDI — ANU]
#7 - Feature-guided neural model training for supervised document representation learning* [AILI SHEN — University of Melbourne]
*tentative depending on flights.

End 8:00 and mingle / socialise on projects you're all working on til 9~10pm - food & beverages provided throughout so dinner is taken care of!

There'll be even more indepth talks at ALTA 2019 so don't forget to check the program to drop into some of the excellent panels, we're fortunate that this is being held in Sydney this year: https://alta2019.alta.asn.au/programme/