DC NLP May 2014 Meetup Announcement: Corpus Linguistics and Geolocating Tweets

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


This May, look forward to talks on narrative schema across corpora and techniques to geolocate Twitter users.

Dan Simonson is a third year PhD candidate at Georgetown University in the Department of Linguistics. His presentation addresses whether narrative knowledge is helpful in the cross-comparison of corpora. It builds on the work of Chambers and Jurafsky (2008, 2009), which extracts narrative schema, and devises a measure for the cross-comparison of sets of schema.

Ryan McKeown has a PhD in theoretical physics from Penn State University and is currently employed as a data scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton. He'll be presenting his recent work on determining the geo-location of Twitter users based on multiple classifiers combining NLP techniques and social network analysis.

DC NLP May Meetup

Wednesday, May 14, 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/178921002/