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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Date Speaker Title
TBD C. Callison Burch TBA

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Date Speaker Title
20 April 2023 Suchin Gururangan Modular Language Models
13 April 2023 Waleed Ammar Drinking From The Firehose of Science
30 March 2023 Ruiqi Zhong Getting AI to Do Things I Can't
23 March 2023 Mina Lee Designing and Evaluating Language Models for Human Interaction
9 March 2023 Marjan Ghazvininejad Enhancing Machine Translation with Large Language Models via Optimizing In-Context Examples and Dictionary-Based Prompting
2 Feb 2023 Jason Wei Scaling unlocks emergent abilities in language models
12 Jan 2023 Arjun Subramonian Bias and Power in NLP