【2021.11.17】Multilingual NLP: Zero-shot Cross-lingual Transfer Learning

报告题目Multilingual NLP: Zero-shot Cross-lingual Transfer Learning

主讲嘉宾Junjie Hu 

报告时间2021年11月17日 20:30-22:00

报告地点腾讯会议会议号: 728 896 014   会议密码:111111


报告摘要Over the last decade, the phenomenal success of NLP systems has been mostly driven by deep neural networks and supervised machine learning approaches on a large amount of labeled data. However, it’s infeasible to annotate data under all possible real-world scenarios. As a result, these systems may fail dramatically in practice when dealing with complex textual data written in different languages, or even associated with different data modalities. In this talk, I will present work on two distinct aspects that are important to extend the generalization ability of NLP systems. First, I will present my work on XTREME that provides a platform for cross-lingual learning on 9 NLP tasks over 40 languages, and its recent extension XTREME-R. I will then demonstrate two cross-lingual applications. This talk will be concluded with an overview of my research and my research plans in the interdisciplinary field of AI and data science.  

关于嘉宾Junjie Hu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Department of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He obtained his  Ph.D. in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, working with Prof. Jaime Carbonell and Prof. Graham Neubig. His research lies at the intersection of natural language processing and machine learning. In particular, he works on multilingual NLP, transfer learning, and their applications in language communication and healthcare. His research has attracted media attention in outlets such as Slator, Google/Facebook AI blog. He is the recipient of a Best Demo Paper Nomination at NAACL 2019.

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