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  • Repeating EventFirst-Year Admission Information Session

    Mon, Jul 25, 2022

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join the Viterbi School of Engineering for an in-depth discussion about our engineering and computer science undergraduate programs, the application process, and more on student life. This program is hosted by an admission counselor from the Viterbi School of Engineering and a current student (when classes are in session for the fall and spring semesters). It is designed for prospective high school students students and their family members to better understand our academic programs as well as how to best prepare for them. Prospective students and family members will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion in order to better understand all aspects of our programs prior to applying.

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    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Repeating Event[Virtual] First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Jul 26, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

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    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Repeating EventFirst-Year Admission Information Session

    Wed, Jul 27, 2022

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join the Viterbi School of Engineering for an in-depth discussion about our engineering and computer science undergraduate programs, the application process, and more on student life. This program is hosted by an admission counselor from the Viterbi School of Engineering and a current student (when classes are in session for the fall and spring semesters). It is designed for prospective high school students students and their family members to better understand our academic programs as well as how to best prepare for them. Prospective students and family members will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion in order to better understand all aspects of our programs prior to applying.

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    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • NL Seminar-On Exploiting Context Usage in Document-Level Neural Machine Translation

    Thu, Jul 28, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jaqueline He, USC/ISI Intern

    Talk Title: On Exploiting Context Usage in Document-Level Neural Machine Translation

    Series: NL Seminar

    Abstract: This presentation will not be recorded, the seminar will be Live Only.

    REMINDER:
    Meeting hosts only admit guests that they know to the Zoom meeting. Hence, you are highly encouraged to use your USC account to sign into Zoom.

    If you are an outside visitor, please inform us at (nlg DASH seminar DASH host AT isi DOR edu beforehand so we will be aware of your attendance and let you in.

    In-person attendance will be permitted for USC ISI faculty, staff, students only. Open to the public virtually via the zoom registration link and online.

    A crucial limitation of current sentence level machine translation systems is their inability to account for context. By processing each sentence in isolation, existing neural machine translation NMT systems are prone to missing important document level cues and demonstrate a poor understanding of inter sentential discourse properties, resulting in a noticeable quality difference between human translated and machine translated text. In this talk, we will discuss ongoing efforts to construct NMT models that can effectively harness context. We primarily focus on the popular IWSLT 17 English to French translation task, and compare against a strong concatenation based Transformer Vaswani et al. 2017 baseline.

    First, we corroborate existing findings Fernandes et al 2021 that increasing context can improve translation performance, though with diminishing returns. We hypothesize that the Transformers self attention mechanism may be insufficient for handling long range dependencies across sentences, both inside and outside of the context window. We then explore replacing the Transformer with a novel neural architecture whose attention layer is based on an exponential moving average to exploit both local and global contexts. Finally, we will discuss a chunk based strategy towards encoding and decoding text, and conclude with future directions.

    Biography: Jacqueline He is a current summer intern for the Natural Language Group at USC ISI under Professors Jonathan May and Xuezhe Ma. She recently graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor degree in Computer Science. Her current research interest orients around contextual aware neural machine translation, and she has previously worked on interpretability and ethics in NLP.

    Host: Jon May and Thamme Gowda

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

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

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  • Repeating Event[Virtual] First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Jul 28, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Repeating EventFirst-Year Admission Information Session

    Fri, Jul 29, 2022

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join the Viterbi School of Engineering for an in-depth discussion about our engineering and computer science undergraduate programs, the application process, and more on student life. This program is hosted by an admission counselor from the Viterbi School of Engineering and a current student (when classes are in session for the fall and spring semesters). It is designed for prospective high school students students and their family members to better understand our academic programs as well as how to best prepare for them. Prospective students and family members will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion in order to better understand all aspects of our programs prior to applying.

    Reserve your spot!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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