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: Review of the Bill Howe’s Introduction to Data Science course

New publication We continue supporting the Coursera.org initiatives providing access to world-class educational courses. Few weeks ago we published a review of the Columbia University course on the Natural Language Processing and got positive feedback from our readers. Now it is time to present another course called “Introduction to Data Science” taught by Professor Bill Howe (University of Washington) that

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Call for articles (2)

  Share your experience with us!   We would like to invite you to share your experience with us by becoming a contributor. Topics we are thinking to cover include, but not limited to the following:  – job hunting in industry,  – job hunting in academia,  – relationship between business and higher education in your country,  –

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