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NLP News - Review of EMNLP 2017, Analyzing Bias, Google Brain AMA, DRAGNN, and AllenNLP

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In this edition of NLP News, I will outline impressions and highlights of the recent EMNLP 2017 and p
 
September 18 · Issue #6 · View online
NLP News
In this edition of NLP News, I will outline impressions and highlights of the recent EMNLP 2017 and provide links to videos, proceedings, and reviews to catch up on what you missed. Another theme of this newsletter are approaches that analyze different types of bias: From racial bias in police-community interactions and sexism in tennis interviews to gender bias in recruiting and hate speech on reddit.

Presentations and slides
EMNLP videos
"Does This Vehicle Belong to You"? - Jurasky's EMNLP 2017 keynote
Memory Augmented Neural Networks for Natural Language Processing (MANN) Tutorial
Cross-lingual Word Representations Tutorial
Capturing Dependency Syntax with "Deep" Sequential Models
Blog posts and articles
EMNLP Review blog posts
Review of SIGDial/SemDial 2017
Sexism and Shopping: Female Players Get Most of the Odd Questions at the U.S. Open
How to write dialogue for Conversational UI
Introducing Pytorch for fast.ai
Google Brain Reddit AMA
Why Google often works on "dumb" problems
Resources
Bare bones Python implementations of Machine Learning models
Tensorflow DRAGNN
AudioSet
VoiceLoop
A Brief Introduction to Machine Learning for Engineers
AllenNLP
Industry insights
Microsoft’s social bot Zo wants to play Exploding Kittens with you
These Artificial Intelligence Startups Want to Fix Tech's Diversity Problem
Anti-fake-news startup Factmata raises seed funding from Mark Cuban
Paper picks
MILABOT: A Deep Reinforcement Learning Chatbot
You Can’t Stay Here: The Efficacy of Reddit’s 2015 Ban Examined Through Hate Speech
EMNLP papers
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