AMHERST, Mass. (PRWEB) November 02, 2020
Lexalytics®, the leader in “words-first” machine learning and artificial intelligence, announced today that its Chief Scientist, Paul Barba, will present “Debiasing Contextualized Word Embeddings in NLP” at MLConf Online 2020. Barba will discuss the efforts of Lexalytics and a team of master’s students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Data Science to reduce gender bias with contextualized word embeddings and the effects on accuracy in downstream NLP tasks, challenges in working with names, and future work and applicability to other forms of latent bias.
Who: Paul Barba, Chief Scientist, Lexalytics
What: Presentation on “Debiasing Contextualized Word Embeddings in NLP”
When: Friday, November 6, 2020, 4:35 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET (1:35 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. PT)
Where: MLConf Online 2020
Why: Contextualized word embeddings are state of the art in NLP, learning from large corpora of everyday language usage in order to more quickly understand how to perform new tasks. Unsurprisingly, along with general understanding of language, these embeddings pick up the biases common in society. Using the embeddings in a number of important tasks (semantic search, sentiment recognition, predictive modelling, etc.) is thus problematic, as the risk of perpetuating bias is high.
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Lexalytics processes billions of words every day, globally, for data analytics companies and enterprise data analyst teams that need to tell powerful stories from text data. The company’s Salience®, Semantria® and Lexalytics Intelligence Platform™ products combine natural language processing with artificial intelligence to transform text in all its forms into usable data. Lexalytics solutions can be deployed on premises, in the cloud or within hybrid cloud infrastructure to reveal context-rich patterns and insights for voice of customer, voice of employee, customer experience management, market research, social listening, news monitoring and other business intelligence programs. For more information, visit http://www.lexalytics.com, email sales(at)lexalytics(dot)com or call 1-617-249-1049. Follow Lexalytics on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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