Fridays, 2:30 - 3:50 p.m., Porter Hall 100
The LTI colloquium is a series of talks related to language technologies. The topics include but are not restricted to Computational Linguistics, Machine Translation, Speech Recognition and Synthesis, Information Retrieval, Computational Biology, Machine Learning, Text Mining, Knowledge Representation, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, and Intelligent Language Tutoring.
While these talks are part of an academic course, the lectures are open and all members of the university are welcome to attend.
Click on a date to view presentation details or to schedule a meeting with the guest lecturer.
|24-Feb-2016||LTI Open House (No Colloquium)|
|03-Mar-2017||Jianfeng Gao||The Development of an Open-Domain Neural Dialogue System|
|17-Mar-2016||Spring Break (No Colloquium)|
|21-Apr-2016||Carnival (No Colloquium)|
Policy for Enrolled Students
11-700, Fall 2016
To receive credit for the course, students are required to attend all lectures and successfully complete an on-line quiz made available at the close of each talk. To determine attendance and pass/fail grades, at the end of each lecture we will reveal a password to shoutkey.com. You will only have until midnight of the same day to access the website and answer a few simple quiz questions about the content of that lecture. Students who miss too many lectures or with low grades on the quiz questions will be required to submit an eight page critique of one the lecturer’s research publications at the end of the semester in order to get a passing grade.
Attendance is required at all the lectures. Absences will be excused only if you are out of town, sick, or under extreme circumstances. Generally speaking, an approaching paper deadline or "being really busy" is not an acceptable reason to skip a lecture. We expect that most students may miss at most one lecture during the whole semester. Frequent unexcused absences will require you to make up for the missed lectures with a critique based on one lecturer's published research.
The colloquium runs from 2:30 p.m. until the end of the Q&A period following the presentation. It is not acceptable to depart when the speaker finishes the last slide. Arriving late is rude to the speaker and shows poor time-management skills. Many of you have another class immediately prior to the Colloquium this semester, but please try to arrive on time anyway.
Laptops during lectures: We are able to get excellent speakers to come and give talks to our students because we can promise them a large, knowledgeable, and engaged audience. Although laptops can be used for lecture-related activities like taking notes and looking something up, a large number of open laptops (and, even more egregiously, a large number of eyeballs focusing on them) can demoralize speakers. So, while we don't want to micro-manage students, we ask that you continue to keep your laptops closed except for brief periods when you need to use them for lecture-related activities. Please use your best judgment so that we don't need to revisit this issue.