HCIL BBL Speaker Series: Where NLP meets people

Event Start Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 12:30 pm

Event End Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 1:30 pm

Location: HBK2119 and on Zoom

Hal Daumé III

Speaker: Hal Daumé III, Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Maryland

Although natural language processing is about language and language is about people, a lot of research in this space in the past has abstracted away the “people” part. In this talk, I’ll briefly summarize some recent past work on bringing “people” back in, focusing on two pillars: (1) language systems that interact with people, and (2) addressing potential harms of language systems on stakeholder populations. Mostly I’ll talk about upcoming/ongoing projects, also following these two pillars, in settings like computational models of stereotyping, designing technology for content moderation, and interactive summarization.

Hal Daumé III is a Perotto Professor in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park; he also spends time at Microsoft Research, New York City. He holds joint appointments in UMIACS and Language Science. For more information, see his website:


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