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  • NL Seminar-Designing and Evaluating Language Models for Human Interaction

    Thu, Mar 23, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

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    Speaker: Mina Lee, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Designing and Evaluating Language Models for Human Interaction

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    Despite the recent advancements in language models LMs, most LMs are not optimized for, nor are they evaluated on, real-world usage with human interaction. In this talk, I will present my research on designing and evaluating LMs for human LM interaction. Concretely, I will first describe how we can support human editing needs by enabling any LM to perform text infilling at any position in a document i.e., fill in the blanks. I will then introduce CoAuthor, a platform for capturing human LM interaction in collaborative writing as rich, replayable, keystroke level interaction traces. With the platform, I demonstrate how collecting a large interaction dataset and analyzing the traces provide unique insights into LM capabilities regarding language, ideation, and collaboration. Lastly, I will propose a new framework, HALIE Human AI Language based Interaction Evaluation, that defines the components of interactive systems and evaluation metrics for human LM interaction beyond writing. I will conclude by discussing open challenges and future directions in this field.

    Biography: Mina Lee is a final year Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University, advised by Professor Percy Liang. Her research goal is to design and evaluate language models to enhance our productivity and creativity and understand how these models change the way we write. She has built various writing assistants, including an autocomplete system, a contextual thesaurus system, and a creative story writing system, as well as evaluated language models based on their ability to interact with humans and augment human capabilities.

    She was named one of MIT Technology Reviews Korean Innovators under 35 in 2022, and her work has been published in top tier venues in natural language processing e.g., ACL and NAACL, machine learning e.g., NeurIPS, and human computer interaction e.g., CHI. Her recent work on human AI collaborative writing received an Honorable Mention Award at CHI 2022 and was featured in various media outlets including The Economist.

    Host: Jon May and Justin Cho

    More Info: https://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

    Webcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfl3_fa8eHQ

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual and ISI-Conf Rm#689

    WebCast Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfl3_fa8eHQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

    Event Link: https://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/


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