Evaluating Computational Models of Language Acquisition

How do children learn language? This question is one of the most important and mysterious challenges facing the modern linguistics community. If answered, language acquisition curriculums could be optimized, neural networks could be designed to more effectively learn human language, language corpora could be modeled after human language comprehension, and our understanding of the complexContinue reading “Evaluating Computational Models of Language Acquisition”

Language Resources: Optimal Neural Network Training

This summer, I had the pleasure of attending the 33rd European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information, a fascinating series of multidisciplinary courses focusing on the intersection of computational linguistics, semantics, and logic. Today I’d like to discuss one of the classes I participated in called Creating and Maintaining High-quality Language Resources, which didContinue reading “Language Resources: Optimal Neural Network Training”

The Modern State of Deep Neural Networks

The second lecture I was able to attend at ACL 2022 was about the state of deep nets, complex neural networks, in the modern world. The presenters brought up many interesting points about accessibility, cost of production, and even carbon emissions, and I’ll discuss some of the key points they made here today. One ofContinue reading “The Modern State of Deep Neural Networks”

Training Neural Networks with Limited Text Data

This weekend, I had the privilege of virtually attending the 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). I was able to attend two fantastic lectures, and I will be discussing the first today. Its topic was one of great importance to modern computational linguistics: how to train neural networks accurately with limitedContinue reading “Training Neural Networks with Limited Text Data”

Neural Networks in Linguistics Research

In the modern technological age, machine learning algorithms have been applied to almost every field of study, and linguistics is no exception. In this post, I’ll give a brief explanation of how neural networks work and then demonstrate how they can be used to assist linguistics research. Neural networks, or NNs for short, are machineContinue reading “Neural Networks in Linguistics Research”