HAI Colloquium with Dong Nguyen: Towards Human-Centered Natural Language Processing

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The Human-centered Artificial Intelligence Colloquium Committee warmly invites you to attend the February colloquium. The talk 'Towards Human-Centered Natural Language Processing: Taking Stock and Looking Forward' will be presented by Assistant Professor in Computer Science Dong Nguyen.

Towards Human-Centered Natural Language Processing

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is the research field concerned with processing and analysing natural language. Most texts are (still) written by humans and for humans – language is at its core a social phenomenon. Despite the dramatic progress in NLP in the last few years, the field is still struggling with human and social factors. For example, NLP models encode social biases, they can’t distinguish fine-grained stylistic differences, and they do not consider the social and cultural context for tasks like hate speech detection. In this talk, Nguyen will highlight a few studies that aim to address these challenges. She will also reflect on where we are as a field and outline possible steps forward.

Dong Nguyen

Dong Nguyen is an assistant professor at the Department of Information and Computing Sciences (UU). She completed her PhD at the University of Twente (NL) and received a master’s degree from the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (USA). Her research focuses on the social aspects of language and the development of NLP methods to explore social science questions. She received a KNAW Early Career Award in 2019 and is supported by a Veni grant.

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