Schedule

Note: This schedule is now tentative and subject to modifications.

Day 1

Thursday, June 30

Note: All invited talks, panels and opening/closing sessions will take place in the main lecture theatre in Abacws ground floor (0.01). Lunch/coffee breaks will be served at room 0.04. Tutorials will take place in the 1.34 Windows lab. Poster presentation will take place in Abacws main hall.

Registration open during welcome reception from 9:45 (Abacws ground floor, 0.04)

10:00–10:15

Welcome reception

Abacws ground floor, room 0.04

10:15–10:30

Opening session

Cardiff NLP team, Lecture theatre 0.01

10:30–11:30

Christopher Bryant (Cambridge/Reverso)

An Introduction to Automatic Grammatical Error Correction

11:30–12:30

Aline Villavicencio (University of Sheffield)

Is the bullet silver for the computational modelling of Multiword Expressions or are we still biting it?

Lunch break 12:30-13:30

13:30-14:30

Ignacio Iacobacci (Huawei)

Pretrained Language Models for Code Understanding and Generation

Coffee break 14:30-15:00

15:00-16:45

Tutorials by Sanchit Gandhi (Hugging Face) + Cardiff NLP team

Where: 1.34/1.39 Windows lab

Two topics:

  • Hands-on NLP with Hugging Face and Gradio (~15:00-16:00)

  • Language Models for Social Media with TweetNLP (~16:00-16:45)

Break + Setting up networking/poster session 16:45-17:00

17:00-18:30

Poster/networking session

All participants

Where: Abacws main hall

Light bites will be served during the poster session

Day 2

Friday, july 1

Late registration open 8:45 and during reception (Abacws ground floor, 0.04)

9:009:15

Reception

Abacws main hall

9:15–10:15

Teven Le Scao (Hugging Face)

BigScience: Collaboratively training a large multilingual language model

Where: Lecture Theatre, 0.01

Coffee break 10:15-10:45

10:4511:30

Panel on "NLP research in industry and academia"

Moderated by Steven Schockaert (Cardiff NLP).

Panel members: Teven Le Scao (Hugging Face), Elena Gribovskaya (DeepMind), Steve Neale (AMPLYFI)

11:30–12:30

Xuefei Wen (AMPLYFI)

Unlocking the value of free text for better decision-making

Lunch break 12:30-13:30

13:30–14:30

Elena Gribovskaya (DeepMind)

Keeping language models in sync with the real world

Coffee break 14:30-14:45

14:45–15:45

Isabel Groves (Amazon)

NLP and Knowledge Graphs research for Amazon Alexa’s question answering

15:45–16:00

Closing remarks

Cardiff NLP team