2019 Funded PhD and Research Assistantship Openings – ML/NLU/Dialogue

At the University of Trento ( Italy ) we are looking for highly motivated fresh graduate to join  our research team and work on Natural Language Understanding and Dialog Modeling and Systems. The Signals and Interactive Systems Lab at University of Trento attracts researchers from computational linguistics, psychology, electrical engineering and computer science to design, train and evaluate the...

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Seminar – September 24, 2019 @ 12pm – Spoken Dialogue System based on Incremental Language Understanding and Knowledge Acquisition

Speaker: Koichiro Yoshino, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) Title: Spoken Dialogue System based on Incremental Language Understandingand Knowledge Acquisition Date: September 24, 2019 Time: 12 pm Room: Garda, DISI Abstract: Most of the recent dialogue systems are based on pre-defined ontology and turn-based dialogue management. However, a new framework based on incremental...

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Seminar – September 3, 2019 @ 11am – Mobile technology as access technology: Enhancing spatial awareness for blind travelers.

Title: Mobile technology as access technology: Enhancing spatial awareness for blind travelers. Speaker: Prof. Roberto Manduchi, U. Santa Cruz Date: September 3 Time: 11:00 am Room : GARDA room, Povo 1, DISI   Abstract Moving about in an unfamiliar environment requires continuous visual processing: we examine our surroundings, figure out where we need to go, track our own position, find...

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Seminar – April 9, 2019 @ 9.30 AM – Vocal Interaction with ‘Intelligent’ Machines: Are We Nearly There Yet?

Title: Vocal Interaction with ‘Intelligent’ Machines: Are We Nearly There Yet? When: April 9, 2019 Time: 9:30 AM Where: Room B104 ( Povo 2 ) Speakers : Roger Moore ( U Sheffield )   Abstract Recent years have seen considerable progress in the deployment of ‘intelligent’ communicative agents such as Apple’s Siri, Google Now, Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa. Such...

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Seminar – April 1, 2019 @ 2.30 PM – Breaking the Natural Language Understanding pipeline

When: April 1, 2019 Time: 2:30-4:30pm Where: Room A204 ( Povo ) Speakers : Prof. Frédéric Béchet , U. Aix Marseille   Abstract Natural Language Understanding (NLU) is the process of producing semantic interpretations from words and other linguistic events that are automatically detected in a text document or a speech signal. The kind of semantic model used to express the interpretation of a...

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Seminar – March 12, 2019 @ 2 PM – Review of attention mechanisms in deep neural networks

WHEN: March 12, 2019 Time: 2pm WHERE: Garda Room, DISI Speakers : Prof. Renato De Mori ( McGIll University )   Abstract Recent encoder/decoder neural architectures with recurrent neural networks (RNN) including Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) and Gated Recurrent Unit (GRU) elements have been used with impressive performance. Nevertheless, the inherently sequential nature of RNNs precludes...

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