A weekly meeting of the Natural Language Group. Seminars usually take place on Thursdays from 11:00am until 12:00pm.

For scheduling a talk scheduling, contact the current organizer Justin Cho and Jon May by emailing to nlg-seminar-host(at)isi.edu.

Visitor Information

Virtual visit: Meeting hosts only admit guests that they know to the Zoom meeting. Hence, you're highly encouraged to use your USC account to sign into Zoom. If you're an outside visitor, please inform us at (nlg-seminar-host(at)isi.edu.) beforehand so we'll be aware of your attendance and let you in.

In-person visit: Outside visitors should go to the tenth floor lobby where they will be met and escorted to the appropriate location 5 minutes before the talk. For further directions on how to get to ISI, please click here.

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May 9, 2024 Tanmay Parekh Event Extraction for Epidemic Prediction
April 25, 2024 Matthew Finlayson How to Steal ChatGPT’s Embedding Size, and Other Low-rank Logit Tricks
April 18, 2024 Oliver Liu DeLLMa: A Framework for Decision Making Under Uncertainty with Large Language Models
April 4, 2024 Kevin Knight 30 Years of Perplexity
March 28, 2024 Shivanshu Gupta Informative Example Selection for In-Context Learning
March 21, 2024 Anthony Chen The Data Provenance Initiative: A Large Scale Audit of Dataset Licensing & Attribution in AI
March 18, 2024 Sky C.H. Wang Do Androids Know They're Only Dreaming of Electric Sheep?
March 7, 2024 Zixiang Chen Self-Play Fine-Tuning Converts Weak Language Models to Strong Language Models
February 22, 2024 Yihan Wang Red Teaming Language Model Detectors with Language Models
February 1, 2024 Yufei Tian Harnessing Black-Box Control to Boost Commonsense in LM's Generation
January 25, 2024 Ulf Hermjakob 𓂋𓏤𓈖𓆎𓅓𓏏𓊖 An Introduction to Egyptian from Hieroglyphs to Coptic