W1: WiNLP 2020 Workshop

Rossana Cunha, Samira Shaikh, Erika Varis, Ryan Georgi, Antonios Anastasopoulos, Khyathi Raghavi Chandu, Alicia Tsai

Live Session: Jul 5 (16:00-23:00 GMT)
The Fourth Widening NLP Workshop focuses on efforts to promote and support ideas and voices of underrepresented groups in Natural Language Processing. The 2020 iteration of the workshop will, in particular, seek to highlight diversity in scientific background, discipline, training, obtained degrees, and seniority.

Time (PDT) Event Speakers
Jul 5, 9:00 AM-9:10 AM Opening remarks Rossana Cunha, Samira Shaikh, Erika Varis, Ryan Georgi, Antonios Anastasopoulos, Khyathi Raghavi Chandu and Alicia Tsai
Jul 5, 9:10 AM-9:40 AM Keynote 1 Verena Rieser
Jul 5, 9:40 AM-9:50 AM Keynote 1 Live Q&A Verena Rieser
Jul 5, 9:50 AM-10:30 AM Poster Session A
Jul 5, 10:30 AM-10:50 AM Break (sponsored)
Jul 5, 10:50 AM-11:20 AM Keynote 2 Helena Caseli
Jul 5, 11:20 AM-11:30 AM Keynote 2 Live Q&A Helena Caseli
Jul 5, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Mentoring & Sponsor Roundtables
Jul 5, 12:30 PM-1:10 PM Lunch Break
Jul 5, 1:10 PM-1:50 PM Panel Discussion Anima Anandkumar, Jade Abbott, Luciana Benotti, and Xanda Schofield
Jul 5, 1:50 PM-2:20 PM Keynote 3 José Eduardo Ochoa
Jul 5, 2:20 PM-2:30 PM Keynote 3 Live Q&A José Eduardo Ochoa
Jul 5, 2:30 PM-3:10 PM Poster Session B
Jul 5, 3:10 PM-3:25 PM Break (sponsored)
Jul 5, 3:25 PM-3:55 PM Keynote 4 Rachael Tatman
Jul 5, 3:55 PM-4:05 PM Keynote 4 Live Q&A Rachael Tatman
Jul 5, 4:05 PM-4:15 PM Closing Remarks Rossana Cunha, Samira Shaikh, Erika Varis, Ryan Georgi, Antonios Anastasopoulos, Khyathi Raghavi Chandu and Alicia Tsai
Jul 5, 4:15 PM-4:30 PM End of WiNLP 2020
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Pre-recorded Talks

Corpus based Amharic sentiment lexicon generation

Girma Neshir Alemneh, Andreas Rauber and Solomon Atnafu

Negation handling for Amharic sentiment classification

Girma Neshir Alemneh, Andreas Rauber and Solomon Atnafu

Large Vocabulary Read Speech Corpora for Four Ethiopian Languages: Amharic, Tigrigna, Oromo, and Wolaytta

Solomon Teferra Abate, Martha Yifiru Tachbelie, Michael Melese, Hafte Abera, Tewodros Gebreselassie, Wondwossen Mulugeta, Yaregal Assabie, Million Meshesha Beyene, Solomon Atinafu and Binyam Ephrem Seyoum

SIMPLEX-PB 2.0: A Reliable Dataset for Lexical Simplification in Brazilian Portuguese

Nathan Hartmann, Gustavo Henrique Paetzold and Sandra Aluísio

Effective questions in referential visual dialog

Mauricio Mazuecos, Alberto Testoni, Raffaella Bernardi and Luciana Benotti

A Translation-Based Approach to Morphology Learning for Low Resource Languages

Tewodros Gebreselassie, Amanuel Mersha and Michael Gasser

A Comparison of Identification Methods of Brazilian Music Styles by Lyrics

Patrick Guimarães, Jader Froes, Douglas Costa and Larissa Freitas

SkillBERT: "Skilling" the BERT to classify skills!

Amber Nigam, Shikha Tyagi, Kuldeep Dhakar and Arpan Saxena

AI4D - African Language Dataset Challenge

Kathleen Siminyu and Sackey Freshia

Can Wikipedia Categories Improve Masked Language Model Pretraining?

Diksha Meghwal, Katharina Kann, Iacer Calixto and Stanislaw Jastrzebski

Adversarial Evaluation of BERT for Biomedical Named Entity Recognition

Vladimir Araujo, Andrés Carvallo and Denis Parra

FFR v1.1 : Fon-French Neural Machine Translation

Chris Chinenye Emezue and Femi Pancrace Bonaventure Dossou

Developing a Monolingual Sentence Simplification Corpus for Urdu

Yusra Anees, Sadaf Abdul Rauf, Nauman Iqbal and Abdul Basit Siddiqi

Personality Trait Detection Using Bagged SVM over BERT Word Embedding Ensembles

Amirmohammad Kazemeinizadeh, Samin Fatehi, Yash Mehta, Sauleh Eetemadi and Erik Cambria

Predicting and Analyzing Law-Making in Kenya

Oyinlola Babafemi and Adewale Akinfaderin

Political Advertising Dataset: the use case of the Polish 2020 Presidential Elections

Lukasz Augustyniak, Krzysztof Rajda, Tomasz Kajdanowicz and Michał Bernaczyk

Using Social Media For Bitcoin Day Trading Behavior Prediction

Anna Paula Pawlicka Maule and Kristen Johnson

Outcomes of coming out: Analyzing stories of LGBTQ+

Krithika Ramesh and Tanvi Anand

Audio-Visual Understanding of Passenger Intents for In-Cabin Conversational Agents

Eda Okur, Shachi H Kumar, Saurav Sahay and Lama Nachman


Verena Rieser


Rachel Tatman


Jose Eduardo Ochoa Luna


Helena Caseli