Generalisation in Natural Language Processing
Jeff Mitchell
| Senior Research Associate | School of Psychological Science | University of Bristol
Venue | Senior Common Room, Level 2 (2D17), Priory Road Complex
Date | 17 January 2019

Recently, deep learning architectures have led to substantial advances on a number of language processing tasks, with researchers claiming to have achieved super-human performance.  As a result, interest in building systems based on traditional linguistic and cognitive models of human language abilities has dwindled in the Natural Language Processing community.  At the same time, however, we have become aware of serious problems with robustness when evaluating performance beyond the original training and testing sets.  What are the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches and how might we develop systems with stronger generalisation abilities in future?

All Welcome | Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available after the seminar.