Tutorial: What is Deep Learning?

The term “deep learning” was coined in 2006, and refers to machine learning algorithms that have multiple non-linear layers and can learn feature hierarchies [1]. Most modern machine learning relies on feature engineering or some level of domain knowledge to obtain good results. In deep learning systems, this is not the case — instead, algorithms

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WS15: summer research opportunity for Juniors

The University of Washington is hosting the 2015 Jelinek Summer Workshop on Speech and Language Technology (JSALT), in cooperation with the JHU Center for Speech and Language Processing. We are seeking outstanding members of the current junior class to join a summer research workshop on language engineering from June 22 to August 14, 2015. Please

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Facebook acquires Wit.ai, a startup that lets developers add Siri-like language processing to their apps

Wit.ai, the Y Combinator-backed startup that enables developers to add Siri-like language processing to their apps, has been acquired by Facebook. According to a blog post from the startup, Wit.ai is joining the social network, though its “platform will remain open and become entirely free for everyone,” it says. Wit.ai’s API lets developers add voice

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New publication: Being a professional: what is needed and what is missing

New publication We continue analyzing the NLP/DM/ML job markets focusing on industry this time. We make an attempt to enable the job opening data accumulated over the fourteen months of the NLP People operation and provide you with a selection of useful information. You can find the publication at https://nlppeople.com/index.php/publications/articles/150-being-a-professional-what-is-needed-and-what-is-missing  

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New publication: Michael Collins’ Natural Language Processing course review

New publication We are in the middle of a paradigm shift, probably the biggest in history. The higher education system is changing. Education is becoming free and accessible for anybody who has a computer with Internet access. Coursera.org is the first resource providing access to free online classes from the leading universities worldwide. Many of the classes

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