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Our next meetup features a presentation on "DeText: A Framework for Deep Natural Language Understanding at LinkedIn." The program starts at 12 noon US-Eastern / 9 am US-Pacific / 5 pm BST / 6 pm CEST.
The speakers are:
Xiaowei Liu, a senior software engineer in the NLP team at LinkedIn where she focuses on applying state-of-the-art NLP algorithms to power and improve LinkedIn products. She received her Ph.D. in EE from Stony Brook University, and B.S. from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.
Sida Wang, a senior software engineer in the NLP team at LinkedIn. He obtained his M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and his B.S. from Peking University. His work focuses on ranking and language modeling.
Dr. Weiwei Guo, who leads the NLP team at LinkedIn. He has broad interests in NLP and Information Retrieval. He obtained his Ph.D. with a focus on NLP from Columbia University, and B.S. from Sun Yat-sen University. Weiwei has published over 20 peer-reviewed papers in top conferences including ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, SIGIR, KDD with thousands of citations.
Dr. Huiji Gao, who leads the AI Algorithms Foundation team at LinkedIn. He has broad interests in machine learning/AI and its applications, including search/recommender systems, computational advertising, and NLP. He received Ph.D. in Computer Science from Arizona State University, and B.S./M.S. from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. He has filed over 10 U.S. patents and published 40 publications in top journals and conferences including KDD, AAAI, WWW, ICDM, DMKD with thousands of citations."
Here's an article introducing DeText and describing how DeText grants new capabilities to popular NLP models and illustrating how neural ranking is designed and developed in DeText: https://engineering.linkedin.com/blog/2020/open-sourcing-detext
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