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UKRI CDT NLP OUTPUTS September 2019 - June 2021

PUBLICATIONS

Calendar Year: 2021

  • Agostina CALABRESE, Michele Bevilacqua, Björn Ross, Rocco Tripodi, Roberto Navigli: AAA: Fair Evaluation for Abuse Detection Systems Wanted. Web Science 2021.
  • Henry CONKLIN, Bailin Wang, Kenny Smith and Ivan Titov: Meta-Learning to Compositionally Generalize, ACL 2021.
  • Tom HOSKING, Mirella Lapata: Factorising Meaning and Form for Intent-preserving Paraphrasing, ACL 2021.
  • Nina MARKL, Hall-Lew, Lauren, Claire Cowie, Stephen Joseph McNulty, Shan-Jan Sarah Liu, Catherine Lai, Clare Llewellyn, Beatrice Alex, Nini Fang, Zuzana Elliott, and Anita Klingler: The Lothian Diary Project: Investigating the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Edinburgh and Lothian Residents, Journal for Open Humanities Data, April 2021.
  • Nina MARKL, Catherine Lai, C. 2021. Context-sensitive evaluation of automatic speech recognition: considering user experience & language variation. Proceedings of the First Workshop on Bridging Human–Computer Interaction and Natural Language Processing at EACL, April 2021
  • Irene WINTHER, Y Matusevych, M J Pickering: Cumulative frequency can explain cognate facilitation in language models. in Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Texas, July 2021.

Calendar Year: 2020

  • Laurie BURCHELL, Jie CHI, Tom HOSKING, Nina MARKL, Bonnie Webber: Querent Intent in Multi-Sentence Questions, Proceedings of the 14th Linguistic Annotation Workshop, December 2020.
  • Shangmin GUO, Yi Ren, Agnieszka Słowik, Kory Mathewson: Inductive Bias and Language Expressivity in Emergent Communication, 4th NeurIPS Workshop on Emergent Communication, December 2020.
  • Wanqiu LONG, Bonnie Webber, Deyi Xiong: TED-CDB: A Large-Scale Chinese Discourse Relation Dataset on TED Talks, EMNLP 2020.
  • Nikita MOGHE, Christian Hardmeier and Rachel Bawden: The University of Edinburgh-Uppsala University’s Submission to the WMT 2020 Chat Translation Task, Fifth Conference on Machine Translation (WMT 20), EMNLP 2020.

OUTREACH/ PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTS...including Equality, Diversity & Inclusion initiatives

Laurie BURCHELL

  • Talk - CDT NLP Industry Day, February 2021
  • Talk – research presentation to funder community (+100), online, December 2020
  • CDT NLP Ambassador – WomenInAI Open Day, online, October 2020

Ronald CARDENAS

  • Co-organiser - with Dr S Cohen and fellow PhD student of 'Edinburgh Informatics Circle' to introduce basic concepts of computer science to children (5-16 years). 2020 & 2021
  • Poster - Unsupervised Extractive Summarization by Human Memory Simulation, the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS-NLP 2021), February 2021
  • Poster - Unsupervised Extractive Summarization by Human Memory Simulation, the Advanced Language Processing Winter School (ALPS 2021), January 2021
  • Poster - A Grounded Unsupervised Universal Part-of-Speech Tagger for Low-Resource Languages, The 71st Language at Edinburgh Lunch, SoI, February 20
  • Seminar TalkUniversal Morphological Analysis using Reinforcement Learning, Charles University, Prague, February 2020
  • Seminar TalkMorphological Process Transduction: Towards Interpretable Multi-lingual Morphological Analysis, University of Malta, November 2019

Georgia CARTER

  • Poster - Effects of global discourse coherence on local contextual predictions, CogSci July 2021
  • I’m a Scientist - Q&A with school students, online, General Science Red Zone, April 2021

Henry CONKLIN

  • Talk - Inductive Biases & Compositional Generalization, Centre for Language Evolution Seminar Series, May 2021
  • Poster & Talk: Modelling Positional Compositional Structure. Conference of the Cognitive Science Society 2020
  • Tutor - Centre for Language Evolution: delivering a workshop on Language Evolution in primary schools, Autumn 2019

Verna DANKERS

  • I’m a Scientist - Q&A with school students, online, December 2020
  • TalkCompositional Generalisation in Machine Translation, UCL Hopper Colloquium – Spotlight competition, October 2020

Shawn GUO

  • TalkHow do we learn algorithms at University of Cambridge? online, publicly accessible, February 2021
  • Poster - Inductive Bias and Language Expressivity in Emergent Communication, 4th NeurIPS Workshop on Emergent Communication, December 2020

Tom HOSKING

  • Talk - CDT NLP Industry Day, February 2021
  • Project Supervisor - Nuffield Future Researchers: Modelling Variations in English between Domains, July 2020

Nicole MENG

  • Lead organiser – Hopper’s International Women’s Day, Informatics Forum, March 2020
  • Workshop - How to Make a Poster Workshop, Hopper's, February 2020
  • Poster - Is this URL safe to click on? Supporting Users’ Comprehension of Phishing Features, Kholoud Althobaiti, Nicole Meng, Kami Vaniea, at SICSA DemoFest 2019, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, November 2019

Nikita MOGHE

  • Talk - CDT NLP Industry Day, February 2021
  • I’m a Scientist – Stay at Home – Coding Edition: Q&A with school students, online, May-July 2020
  • Helper – assisted in organising Hopper’s International Women’s Day, Informatics Forum, March 2020

Rimvydas RUBAVICIUS

  • Tutor - Introductory course on Robotics and Human-robot interaction (including NLP), summer holiday online teaching programme for students from underprivileged backgrounds, organised by Macau Edinburgh Exchange Tour (MEET – charity #: SCO48402), August 2020

Atli SIGURGEIRSSON

  • Talk/Tutorial - an introduction to Applied Machine Learning for students on IoTSSC course at University of Edinburgh, and how to use ideas and methods from the tutorial in their final assignment, February 2021

Dan WELLS

  • TalkText-to-speech for underserved languages, CDT NLP Industry Day, February 2021

Irene WINTHER

  • Poster - Cumulative frequency can explain cognate facilitation in language models. CogSci July 2021
  • Talk -Cognate facilitation in computational language models, at Psycholinguistics Coffee (Online), University of Edinburgh, April 2021

Zheng ZHAO

  • Poster - Reducing Quantity Hallucinations in Abstractive Summarization, ELLIS NLP Workshop, online, February 2021

COLLABORATIONS

Agostina CALABRESE

  • Worked on the development of a new evaluation metric for abuse detection systems in collaboration with the Sapienza NLP academic group, Sept 2020-Feb 2021 - paper now published.

Shawn GUO

  • Inductive Bias and Language Expressivity in Emergent Communication, 4th NeurIPS Workshop on Emergent Communication, 12.12.20 - published in collaboration with researchers from industry and PhD students from other universities: K Mathewson, Research Scientist, DeepMind; A Słowik and Y Ren, PhD students from University of Cambridge and University of British Columbia respectively.
  • LinkedIn Learning: Translation of open courses on general programming algorithms and delivery to audience who speak Chinese. Dec 20 – ongoing.

Nina MARKL

The Lothian Diary Project: Investigating the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Edinburgh and Lothian Residents - an interdisciplinary research project involving University of Edinburgh researchers from the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, the School of Informatics and the School of Social and Political Science.

Atli SIGURGEIRSSON

Worked with prior research group at Reykjavik University to publish the paper Talrómur: A Large Icelandic TTS Corpus. Accepted at NoDaLiDa 2021 for 1st-2nd of June 2021. Atli Thor Sigurgeirsson, Þorsteinn Daði Gunnarsson, Gunnar Thor Örnólfsson et al.

AWARDS

Dan WELLS

  • IBM Machine Learning Practical prize to recognise and reward the best group projects among 83 submissions. First prize: Subword Modelling in Machine Translation and Automatic Speech Recognition for Diverse Languages by Steven Cassady, Dimitris Papaliouras, Dan Wells. 4 May 2020

DATASETS

Eddie UNGLESS

  • Created a data set of sentences containing different queer identities intended to detect bias in sentiment analysis tools. This data set has also been used by a CDT NLP peer for their “Individual Project” coursework training data, as it contains thousands of non-toxic sentences about queer people. 2021.
cohort building

COHORT BUILDING

  • CDT NLP Pizzer Club - Laurie Burchell, Agostina Calabrese, Georgia Carter, Henry Conklin, Nikita Moghe
  • CDT NLP/ILCC Quiz - Rimvydas Rubavicius
  • CDT NLP Reading Group - Tom Hosking, Irene Winther
  • CDT NLP Recruitment Ambassadors - Anil Batra, Laurie Burchell, Agostina Calabrese, Georgia Carter, Henry Conklin, Verna Dankers, Tom Hosking, Matthias Lindemann, Rimvydas Rubavicius, Rohit Saxena, Emelie Van De Vreken, Dan Wells
  • CDT NLP Social Space - Rimvydas Rubavicius
  • CDT NLP Student Reps - 2020/21: Laurie Burchell, Georgia Carter, Verna Dankers, Atli Sigurgeirsson [2019/20: Nicole Meng, Rimvydas Rubavicius]
  • Edinburgh Language Lunch, CDT Leads - Jie Chi, Nina Markl
  • ILCC Gathertown Friday Social, CDT Lead - Rimvydas Rubavicius
  • Psycholinguistics Coffee, Organiser and CDT Lead - Irene Winther

Meet our Doctoral Researchers

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cdt NLP outputs

TO BE CONTINUED

Next Update...Autumn 2021

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