DC NLP January Meetup Announcement: Linguistic Libations

Curious about techniques and methods for applying data science to unstructured text? Join us at the DC NLP January Meetup! JBG_at_DCNLP

We're meeting a week later than usual this month due to the holidays, so please join us onJanuary 15th to socialize, network, and hear about the work people are doing with NLP, computational linguistics, text analytics, and more.

Many folks are still just getting back to normal after the New Year's festivities, and the local universities are on Winter break, both of which may conspire to limit our attendance in January. Rather than taking a month off, let's meet to share stories about what we've all been working on lately and see where the evening takes us. If a more substantive conversation spontaneously emerges -- a heated debate on the inherent challenges of sentiment analysis, perhaps -- all the better. Think of it as a combination of happy hour, unconference, and mini-hackathon all rolled into one. Please feel free to bring your laptop and get some work done while having a drink or two, grabbing a bite to eat, and enjoying interesting NLP-related discussions.

We'll return to our regular programming in February with formal presentations, so please let us know if you'd be interested in giving a talk at any of our future monthly meetups.

DC NLP January Meetup Wednesday, January 15, 2014

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Stetsons Famous Bar & Grill 1610 U Street Northwest, Washington, DC

The DC NLP meetup group is for anyone in the Washington, D.C. area working in (or interested in) Natural Language Processing. Our meetings will be an opportunity for folks to network, give presentations about their work or research projects, learn about the latest advancements in our field, and exchange ideas or brainstorm. Topics may include computational linguistics, machine learning, text analytics, data mining, information extraction, speech processing, sentiment analysis, and much more.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit: http://www.meetup.com/DC-NLP/events/154933962/