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Café Scientifique


Wednesday 6 October

2010


Processing Human Language by Computer
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Advances and Challenges



The Basement, City Screen Picturehou
se, York


Café Scientifique

is an informal evening of lively discussion revolving around contemporary
scientific issues of the day.


Each meeting begins with a short talk from an invited science
-
related speaker, followed by up to an
hour of open discussi
on including a

Q & A session.

Everyone is welcome to attend and express their views, or to just enjoy a drink and listen. No scientific
knowledge is assumed and everyone can participate.
Please note that

admission

is

free but
by

ticket only
.


Date:

Wedn
esday

6 October

2010

Venue:


T
he Basement, City Screen Picturehouse, York


Time:

7.30pm

-

9.00pm

Guest Speaker

Professor

Rob Gaizauskas
discusses what it is that makes human language so difficult
for computers to interpret.

His talk entitled
Processing Hum
an Language by Computer
-

Advances
and Challenges


describes some of the approaches that researchers have taken to address this
problem.

While the holy grail of human
-
like language understanding remains elusive, significant
advances have been made
-

advanc
es that are leading to improved language processing capabilities
embedded in applications ranging from question answering and text mining to machine translation,
task
-
based dialogue systems and plagiarism detection.

Professor Rob Gaizauskas

is currently wo
rking at Sheffield University at the Department of Computer
Science. He obtained a DPhil in Computational Logic from the University of Sussex in 1992 and has been
working at the NLP group in Sheffield since its establishment in 1993. His research interests

lie in
applied natural language processing, especially text mining or information extraction (IE) with a current
focus on medical and biological text. He is also working on the extraction of temporal information from
texts and on automatic question answer
ing. He has published over 100 papers in peer
-
reviewed journals
and conference proceedings and has been an investigator on 16 funded research projects, including
projects funded by the UK Research Councils (EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC), the EU, DARPA, and British
in
dustry.



Café Scientifique

takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm.

Audience capacity at
The Basement

is limited to 70.
http://www.thebasementyork.co.uk/venue
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inf
o/



The evening is free but places are limited so we highly recommend that you

book your place(s) in
advance by calling City Screen Picturehouse Box Office on

T 0871 704 2054

and

collect your ticket(s)
from the Box Office. The

Café does not make a profit

or pay a fee to the speaker.



Café Scientifique, York

is supported by Yorkshire Forward, the

Regional Development Agency
for Yorkshire and the Humber
.

Science City York would

like to thank

the

staff at The Basement, City Screen Picturehouse York for th
eir
assistance.



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