Insight SIG Meeting on NLP – August 24, 2016

The Unit of Natural Language Processing hosted a SIG meeting on NLP on August 24, 2016, which was a 1-day event at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway with presentations on NLP-related research topics by the Insight community.
The event schedule was as follows:

10:00-10:30 coffee
10:30-11:00 Paul Buitelaar, Brian Davis, John McCrae (Insight/NUIG) – Introduction and Overview
NLP & Recommender Systems
11:00-11:30 Georgiana Ifrim (Insight/UCD) – Learning-to-Rank for Real-Time High-Precision Hashtag Recommendation for Streaming News
11:30-12:00 Francisco Pena (Insight/UCC) – Recommending from experience
Opinion Mining
12:00-12:30 Sapna Negi (Insight/NUIG) – Suggestion Mining from Opinionated Text
12:30-13:00 Sebastian Ruder (Insight/NUIG & AYLIEN)- A Hierarchical Model of Reviews for Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis
13:00-14:00 lunch
Machine Learning & Distributional Models
14:00-14:30 Ian Wood (Insight/NUIG) – Distant learning for emotion detection from text
14:30-15:00 Terrence Szymanski (Insight/UCD) – Word Embeddings Over Time: Semantic Change and Lexical Replacement
15:00-15:30 Souleiman Hasan (Insight/NUIG) – Distributional Semantics for Loose Coupling in IoT Architectures
15:30-16:00 coffee break
NLP & Philosophy
16:00-16:30 Bianca Pereira (Insight/NUIG) – On real world entities: The influence of different philosophical perspectives on entity-based NLP applications
16:30-17:00 Closing Session

The meeting was held in the conference room at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway.
For the event tweets, please check the hashtag #signlpinsight