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Invited Talks and Tutorials

  1. Deep Learning Models for Conversational Assistants and Question Answering
    RIKEN, Tokyo, Japan, October 2017

  2. Conversational Assistants with Deep Learning
    Data Day, Seattle, October 2017

  3. Teaching Machines to Communicate with People Using Deep Learning
    IEEE Rock Stars of Machine Learning and Deep Learning, Santa Clara, September 2017

  4. Natural Language Understanding for Amazon Alexa and AWS Lex [Youtube & SoundCloud]
    Interview with This Week in Machine Learning & AI, July 2017

  5. Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing and Dialog Systems
    Association of Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis Summer School, Spain, July 2017

  6. Natural Language Understanding for Conversational Assistants
    Machine Learning Innovation Summit, June 2017

  7. What Do Users Want? Using Semantics to Predict User Intents at Scale, ReWork Machine Intelligence Summit, March 2017

  8. Creating Machines that Gain Knowledge like Humans
    Bulgarian Academy of Science, October 2016

  9. What's in a Web Query? Understanding and Predicting User Intents
    University of Massachusetts, Machine Learning Seminar, October 2015

  10. Multilingual Affect Polarity and Valence Prediction in Metaphors
    6th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment & Social Media Analysis WASSA, Lisbon, September 2015

  11. Multilingual Affect Polarity and Valence Prediction in Metaphors
    Social Media and Web Analytics Innovation, San Francisco, April 2015

  12. Multilingual Sentiment Analysis of Metaphor-Rich Texts
    Sentiment Analysis Symposium, New York, May 2013

  13. Knowledge Extraction and Taxonomization from the Web
    City University New York (CUNY), May 2013

  14. Knowledge Acquisition from the Web & Social Media
    IUI 2013 conference, Santa Monica, March 2013

  15. Learning and Inducing Lexical Taxonomies from Scratch
    UCLA, Los Angeles, January 2013

  16. Web Knowledge Extraction and Applications
    RANLP 2011 conference, September 2011

  17. Learning Arguments, Supertypes and Selectional Restrictions of Semantic Relations
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, May 2011

  18. Graph-based Knowledge Acquisition from the Web
    eBay, San Jose, February 2011

  19. Cause-Effect Relation Learning using the Web as a Corpus
    Institute for Creative Technology (ICT), Marina del Rey, February 2011

  20. Learning the Encyclopedia of the World using the Web
    University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, January 2011

  21. Semantic Class Learning with Hyponym Pattern Linkage Graphs
    Plovdiv University, Bulgaria, January 2009

  22. The Role and Resolution of Textual Entailment in Natural Language Processing
    University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, May 2007

  23. Multilingual Named Entity Recognition
    Joint Research Center of European Commission, Italy, September 2005