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NLP workshop @IMC, Fall 2019

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Wednesday 6 November 2019, at 10:00 - Thursday 7 November 2019, at 17:00


IMC Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483-312




The workshop will bring together researchers who are either developing NLP tools, or using them to investigate a wide range of phenomena including cognition, health- or education-related applications, and the dynamics of cultural phenomena and content spreading. The aim is to provide a platform to encourage cross-disciplinary synergies and boost interaction between methods- and application-oriented research.

The workshop will take place on 6-7 November, with a first day consisting of talks, discussion and a social event, and a second day for practical code-based demos.

Program 6 November

Location: Mogens Zieler Stuen @ Studenterhus. Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2, Building 1422

Session 1: Modelling meaning

10.00 - 10.30   Fritz Günther, University of Milan Bicocca
Distributional semantics as a cognitive theory

10.30 - 10.40   Gustav Årup Lauridsen, Jacob Årup Dalsgård, Lars Kjartan Bacher Svendsen
SENTIDA: a new tool for sentiment analysis in Danish

10.40 - 10.50   Finn Aarup Nielsen, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Detecting the odd-one-out among Danish words and phrases with word embeddings

10.50 - 11.00   Kenneth Enevoldsen & Iben Have, Aarhus University
Speech-Music discrimination of Danish public radio

11.00 - 11.10   TBD

11.10 - 11.30   Break

Session 2: Mind, discourse and interaction

11.30 - 12.00   Christoph Aurhammer, Saarland University
Studying predictive language processing with information theory and language modeling

12.00 - 12.10   Christina Dideriksen, Aarhus University
Developing speech-to-text tools: The case of conversations

12.10 - 12.20   Kristian Tylén, Aarhus University
Using word2vec to model collective cognitive processes

12.20 - 12.30   Andreas Aalkjær Danielsen, Aarhus University
Predicting Mechanical Restraint of Psychiatric Inpatients: Applying Machine Learning on Electronic Health Data

12.30 - 12.40   Ulf Berthelsen, Aarhus University
Exploring written language development

12.40 - 13.00   Q&A


Location: Nobelsalen, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 2, Building 1485, room 123

13.00-14.00   Lunch break

Session 3: Cultural dynamics, content spreading and other applications

14.00 - 14.30   Natalie Schluter, IT University of Copenhagen

14.30 - 14.40   Matthew Wilkens, Notre Dame University
Geography and gender in 20.000 British novels

14.40 - 14.50   Rebekah Baglini, Aarhus University
Modeling the online discourse landscape around vaccination

14.50 - 15.00    Morten Fenger, Aarhus University
Applying NLP to predict ideation success on a large international technology platform

15.00 - 15.10   Jan Kostkan, Aarhus University
How do parliaments respond to new ideas? Quantifying Czech parliamentary discourse

15.10 - 15.30   Break

Final keynote

15.30 - 16.15   Raquel Fernández, University of Amsterdam
The dynamics of language use: agent and community models


16.15 - 17.00   Discussion

17:00              Reception and dinner @ IMC, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483, room 312


Demo 7th November

Location: Nobel Auditorium, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483, room 105


09.30 - 11.30: Rebekah Baglini, Arnault-Quentin Vermillet, Luca Nannini

11:30 - 12.00: Break

12:00 - 14:00: Matthew Wilkens, Ross Deans Kristensen-McLachlan



Get in touch (roberta.rocca@cc.au.dk) for questions of further details.

PROGRAM (download)


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