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Upcoming

09.-14.09.18: I will be attending the Deep Learning Indaba in South Africa as a mentor. I'll also be co-organizing the Session on Frontiers of Natural Language Processing.
If you are attending and would like some advice in advance or would like to meet up, let me know. I'd love to help!

I am writing a book for Morgan & Claypool on cross-lingual learning, with Anders Søgaard, Ivan Vulić, and Manaal Faruqui.

Past

 2018

07.09.18: Wired covered our work on pretrained language models.

10.08.18: Our paper A Discriminative Latent-Variable Model for Bilingual Lexicon Induction with Ryan Cotterell, Yova Kementchedjhieva, and Anders Søgaard was accepted to EMNLP 2018.

27.07.18: Our paper Generalizing Procrustes Analysis for Better Bilingual Dictionary Induction with Yova Kementchedjhieva, Ryan Cotterell, and Anders Søgaard was accepted to CoNLL 2018.

16.-20.07.18: I attended ACL 2018 in Melbourne and presented 3 papers. Have a look at my publications page for links to the papers, the presentations, and the code. Here are my highlights.

01.-06.07.18: I attended NAACL 2018 in New Orleans and presented Multi-task Learning of Pairwise Sequence Classification Tasks Over Disparate Label Spaces and 360° Stance Detection. Here are my highlights.

05.06.18: I did an interview on cross-lingual word embeddings with Matt Gardner and Waleed Ammar from the NLP Highlights podcast.

21.05.18: I gave the academic keynote on Successes and Frontiers of Deep Learning at the Insight@DCU: Deep Learning Workshop in Dublin.

20.04.18: 3 papers accepted at ACL 2018! Strong Baselines for Neural Semi-supervised Learning under Domain Shift with Barbara Plank, Universal Language Model Fine-tuning for Text Classification with Jeremy Howard, and On the Limitations of Unsupervised Bilingual Dictionary Induction with Anders Søgaard and Ivan Vulić.

01.04.18: My paper 360° Stance Detection with John Glover, Afshin Mehrabani, and Parsa Ghaffari was accepted as a demonstration to NAACL 2018.

30.03.18: My paper A Survey Of Cross-lingual Word Embedding Models with Ivan Vulić and Anders Søgaard was accepted to the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research.

14.02.2018: My paper Multi-task Learning of Pairwise Sequence Classification Tasks Over Disparate Label Spaces with Isabelle Augenstein and Anders Søgaard was accepted as an oral presentation at NAACL 2018.

2017

24.11.17: I gave a guest lecture on Optimization for Deep Learning in the Advanced Topics in Computational Intelligence course at the Dublin Institute for Technology.

08.11.17: My startup Aylien has raised €2m new funding.

13.10.17: I gave a talk on transfer learning for NLP at Cambridge, UK and was invited by Alex Kendall.

12.10.17: I gave a talk on transfer learning for NLP at The Alan Turing Institute and was invited by Pontus Stenetorp.

25.-27.09.17: I attended the second Google NLP Summit in Zurich.

07.-11.09.17: I attended EMNLP 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark and presented a poster. Here are my highlights.

01.07.17: My paper with Barbara Plank Learning to select data for transfer learning with Bayesian Optimization was accepted to EMNLP 2017.

31.05.17: I gave a talk on transfer learning for NLP at the Natural Language Processing Copenhagen meetup.

April - June '17: I was visiting the NLP group at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen and was hosted by Anders Søgaard.

03.03.17: I gave a talk on transfer learning at Accenture, Dublin and was invited by Diarmuid Cahalane.

01.03.17: I gave a talk on transfer learning at LinkedIn, Dublin and was invited by Majid Yazdani.

2016

13.12.16. I gave a talk on NIPS 2016 highlights at the NLP Dublin meetup.

05.-10.12.16: I attended NIPS 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. Here are my highlights.

01.-05.11.16: I attended EMNLP 2016 in Austin, Texas. Here are my highlights.

02.11.16: We've announced funded PhD and Master's opportunities at AYLIEN.

09.09.16: My paper Towards a continuous modeling of natural language domains has been accepted at the Uphill Battles in Language Processing workshop at EMNLP 2016.

24.08.16: I gave a talk on A Hierarchical Model of Reviews for Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis at the Insight SIG NLP meeting at NUIG.

11.-12.08.16: I attended the RepL4NLP and RepEval workshops at ACL 2016.

03.08.16: I gave a talk on Softmax Approximations for Learning Word Embeddings and Language Modeling at the NLP Dublin meetup.

29.07.16: My paper A Hierarchical Model of Reviews for Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis has been accepted to EMNLP 2016.

21.-28.07.16: I attended the 6th Lisbon Machine Learning School. Here are my highlights.

July '16: I started organizing the NLP Dublin meetup.

21.-24.03.16: I attended the 2nd Summer School on Integrating Vision and Language with a focus on Deep Learning in Malta.

February '16: Two papers accepted at the SemEval-2016 tasks 4, Twitter Sentiment Analysis and 5, Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis.

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