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Natural Language Processing - Methods and Applications

Last modified Feb 17
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People in organizations, society and institutions communicate via natural language. Typically, large amounts of unstructured information are stored in text documents. However, it is very challenging for machines to query relevant content fast and extract structured information.

Machine-based solutions for text analysis, indexing and generation are often summarized under the terms natural language processing, text mining or natural language generation. In the past decades, many different methods and solutions have been developed. The diversity of the different problems and the fast development of new technologies, e.g. machine learning, underline the large potential of these methods. 

The seminar aims to give an overview over the technological building blocks and their applications. The participants independently work on a scientific topic, based on existing literature and present and discuss their findings in a presentation and a seminar paper.

Due to the current situation, the seminar sessions this semester will be held remotely.

The preliminary meeting will be held on the first of February at 5 p.m on BigBlueButton.

 

Seminar Topics

  1. Information Extraction
  2. Dependency Parsing
  3. Graph Representations
  4. Ontology Learning
  5. Embeddings
  6. Sentiment Analysis
  7. Argumentation Mining
  8. Natural Language Generation
  9. Chatbots
  10. Summarization
  11. NLG Evaluation
  12. Author Obfuscation
  13. Topic Modelling
  14. Text Similarity
  15. Attention Models

 

Weekly Sessions

Session Date Topic
-1

01.02.2021

17:00 - 18:00

Preliminary Meeting
BigBlueButton
 

until 01.04.2021

Call with your advisor
1

20.04.2021

tba

2

27.04.2021

14:00 - 16:00

tba

3

04.05.2021

14:00 - 16:00

tba

4

11.05.2021

14:00 - 16:00

tba

5

18.05.2021

14:00 - 16:00

tba

 

25.05.2021

14:00 - 16:00

Whitsun break

No seminar

6

01.06.2021

14:00 - 16:00

tba

7 08.06.2021

14:00 - 16:00

tba

8

15.06.2021

14:00 - 16:00

tba

9

22.06.2021

14:00 - 16:00

tba

 

Deliverables

Prerequisites

  • Regular attendance (not more than one missed session)
  • Active Participation during sessions

Presentations

  • 40 min:
    • 30 min presentation
    • 10 min discussion

Seminar Paper

  • 8 pages
  • Latex-Template provided on Moodle

Peer Review

  • 2 reviews of other seminar papers

Submissions

Deliverable

Deadline

Format

Final presentation slides

Before your talk

Powerpoint, Keynote or PDF

Seminar paper for peer review

tba

PDF based on provided LaTex template

Peer review

tba

txt-File

Revised seminar paper

tba

PDF based on provided LaTex template

Files and Subpages

Name Type Size Last Modification Last Editor
210201 Braun NLP Seminar Kickoff.pdf 2,11 MB 01.02.2021