Natural Language Processing Workshop for MILA Sponsors and Partners



Until August 4 only invited participants (i.e., members and partners of MILA or RALI) are allowed to register for this workshop. From August 5 onwards members and partners of IVADO and the CRM will be allowed to register.

MILA, a laboratory of the Centre de recherches mathématiques, invites you to participate in the workshop on Natural Language Processing. This event will take place on August 31, 2018, in Room P-310 of the Pavillon Roger-Gaudry on the Université de Montréal campus. The address of this building (no. 14 on the campus map) is 2900, boulevard Édouard-Montpetit, Campus de l'Université de Montréal.

Organizer: Alain Tapp (MILA, Université de Montréal)

Institutions: MILA and CRM

Number of participants: 200

This event is FREE.


This one-day workshop on Natural Language Processing is a great opportunity for the partners of MILA, IVADO, and the CRM to interact with MILA's academic members. The number of participants cannot exceeed 200 so registration is required.

Online registration is closed.


8:30 Registration and breakfast

9:15 Welcome by MILA executives

9:30 Jackie Cheung (McGill University)
Leveraging External Knowledge in Natural Language Understanding Systems Slides

10:15 Coffee break

10:30 Yoshua Bengio (Université de Montréal)
Learning to Understand Language: Text Corpora are not Enough Slides

11:15 Jian Tang (HEC Montréal)
Graph Representation Learning for Natural Language Understanding and Reasoning Slides

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Sarath Chandar (Université de Montréal)
Non-saturating Recurrent Units for Modelling Long-Term Dependencies

14:00 George Foster (Google)
Revisiting Character-based Neural Machine Translation with Capacity and Compression Slides

14:30 Andre Cianflone (McGill University)
Emergent Communication with Entangled Input Slides

15:00 Coffee break

15:15 Massimo Caccia (HEC Montréal)
Temperature is All You Need Slides

15:45 Jad Kabbara (McGill University)
Let's do it "again": A First Computational Approach to Detecting Adverbial Presupposition Triggers Slides

16:15 Jules Gagnon-Marchand (Huawei)
Latent Space Based Text Generation Using Attention Models Slides

16:45 The workshop ends.