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Survey a Social Media Platform, NLP Researcher or Dataset : In-class Presentation (20 points)

You will pair together (2 students) and give a 10-minute presentation (plus 2-minute Q&A) in class about a social media platform (an incomplete list here) or a NLP researcher of your choice (an incomplete list of NLP groups here). You are also encouraged to find other NLP researchers that are not on this list through CS department homepages or top NLP conferences/jounals (e.g. ACL, NAACL, TACL, EMNLP).

First, please sign up to pick a date you want to present, and pick a social media platform or a NLP researcher.

After your presentation in the class, upload your slides to OSU’s Carmen system. Your slides will be also published on this course website.

For NLP researchers, you may focus on

  • Who: You are encouraged to consider NLP researchers at different stages of their career, ranging from junior phd students and established senior researchers. Summarize his/her career. How and why do they become successful?
  • What: What research topics they are working on? What are they famous for? What does his/her first NLP paper look like? Present one of his/her important or recent work.

For social media platforms, you may focus on:

  • Market: When it was founded, purchased, and etc?
  • Interface: How people use it, and why?
  • Software Development: Any API available?
  • Academic Research: Any interesting studies? Any useful datasets?
  • and any other things you think are important

For datasets, you should choose a widely-used dataset that many researchers have reported experiments on (for example SNLI or SQuAD), you may focus on:

  • Describe the dataset, what is the task / motivation?
  • Present one-or more (state-of-the-art) methods that have used on this dataset.

Slides from student in-class presentations in Autumn 2017 (a social media platform or a NLP researcher):

Date Speaker Title
December 5, 2017 Xingya Zhao NLP Researcher: Snigdha Chaturvedi
December 5, 2017 Ritesh Sarkhel NLP Researcher: Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick
December 5, 2017 Haiyang Qi & Wei Da NLP Researcher: Kai-wei Chang
November 28, 2017 Nabil Wadih & Brian Groenke Facebook
November 28, 2017 Anant Chowdhary & Chengfei He Dan Jurafsky's research
November 21, 2017 Amanpreet Singh & Anirudh Ganesh Reddit
November 21, 2017 Reid Fu & Shuaichen Chang NLP Researcher: John Wieting
November 14, 2017 Mounica Maddela & Jayavardhan Reddy Yelp
November 14, 2017 Qingyang Li & Mengxue Zhang NLP researcher: Chris Callison-Burch
Octorber 31, 2017 Pragya Arora & Piyush Ghai NLP researcher: Jiwei Li
Octorber 31, 2017 Rory Flukes & Ben Trevor NLP researcher: Jacob Andreas
Octorber 17, 2017 Kun Jin & Xiaohu Zhao NLP researcher: Diyi Yang
Octorber 17, 2017 Srividhya Chandrasekharan & Anu Yadav NLP researcher: Eshwar Chandrasekharan