Speaker(s): Dr. Jonathan Kummerfeld
Topic: Human-in-the-Loop Natural Language Processing
Dr. Kummerfeld works on NLP, with many projects crossing into HCI, either in the process of creating datasets or developing systems. In this talk, he gave a brief introduction to NLP and Crowdsourcing + Human Computation, and then dove into two research projects. First, he discussed work on task-oriented dialogue (e.g. Siri), where his team developed new ways to collect more diverse data, which in turn leads to more robust models. Second, he discussed work on understanding a set of conversations occurring in a shared channel (e.g. in Slack).