LAC meetings 2011-2012

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Topics for 2011—12

Language and Computation Day

Week One, Friday, 7th October 2011, all day — room 3.405

Details available from the LAC 2011 page

Autumn Term 2011

Autumn Term meetings were normally scheduled at 13.00 till 14.00 alternative Thursdays and Fridays in rooms 3.406 and 2.406 respectively. For more details see the week-by-week schedule breakdown below We usually continued discussions over coffee/lunch.

Week 8

Thursday, 24th November 2011, 1-2pm - 2.406
This week, Lubomir Krcmar will present his recent work on "Composionality prediction using semantic spaces". Lubomir will first talk about the Query Expansion technique in Information Retrieval linking it with semantic spaces and the problem of composionality. Finally, he will focus on and discuss the ACL 2011 task and the composionality prediction.

His slides are available from this link.

Week 9

Friday, 2nd December 2011, 1-2pm - 3.406
Dyaa has offered to do a short presentation on WEKA and Bayesian Networks.

Week 10

Thursday, 8th December 2011, 1-2pm - 2.406
Mahmoud is giving a presentation. Further info to be confirmed soon.

Week 11

Friday, 16th December 2011, 1-2pm - 3.406
Massimo is carrying on with Knight's tutorial "Bayes with tears". (page 13 onwards).

Saturday, 17th December 2011, tbc - Richard's House
LAC group Christmas social. More info to be circulated to the lacworkshop list in due course.

Spring Term 2012

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