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  • CS Colloquium:Sida Wang (Princeton University) - Learning Adaptive Language Interfaces Through Interaction

    Wed, Mar 06, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Sida Wang, Princeton University

    Talk Title: Learning Adaptive Language Interfaces Through Interaction

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: The interactivity and adaptivity of natural language have the potential to allow people to better communicate with increasingly AI-driven computer systems. However, current natural language interfaces are mostly static and fall short of their potential. In this talk, I will cover two systems that can quickly learn from interactions, adapt to users, and simultaneously give feedback so that users can adapt to the system. The first system learns from scratch from users in real time. The second starts with a programming language and then learns to naturalize the programming language by interacting with users. Finally, I will present how these ideas can be combined to build a natural language interface for data visualization and discuss my work on modeling interactive language learning more rigorously.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

    Biography: Sida Wang is a research instructor at Princeton University and Institute for Advanced Study working in the areas of natural language processing and machine learning. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University and a B.A.Sc. from the University of Toronto. He received an outstanding paper award at ACL 2016 and the NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship.

    Host: Joseph Lim

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 115

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair


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