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Rada Mihalcea is a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on natural language processing, multimodal processing, and computational social science.

Mihalcea has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Southern Methodist University (2001) and a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Oxford University (2010).[1] In 2017 she was named Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at University of Michigan, Computer Science and Engineering. In 2018, Mihalcea was elected as new VP for the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). She is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, where she also leads the Language and Information Technologies (LIT) Lab

About The Webinar

The Ups and Down ofWORD EMBEDDINGS :

Word embeddings have largely been a "success story" in the field of natural language processing. They have enabled progress in numerous language processing applications, and have facilitated the application of large-scale language analyses in other domains, such as social sciences and humanities.  While less talked about, word embeddings also have many shortcomings instability, lack of transparency, biases, and more. In this talk, I will review the "ups" and "downs" of word embeddings, discuss  tradeoffs, and chart potential future research directions to address some of the downsides of these word representations.

The video link is : https://www.youtube.com/embed/33XtLnPDOC0?