15th Annual Workshop of The Australasian Language Technology Association
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
6th - 8th December 2017
Tutorials will take place on 6th December, immediately before the ALTA and ADCS workshops. These tutorials feature advanced methods in text processing, and will be pitched to a general audience. All workshop participants are encouraged to attend, both students and staff.
Title: Active Learning ... and Beyond! 🚀
This half-day session will take participants through situations they might face applying Natural Language Processing to real-world problems. We’ll choose a canonical task (text classification) and focus on the main issue that faces practitioners in green fields projects --- where does the data come from? Our aim is to equip participants with the theoretical background and practical skills to quickly build high-quality text classification models.
Tutorial Presentation: Ben Hachey
Tutorial Development: Ben Hachey, Will Radford, Bo Han
Part 1: From Zero to Hero
Background: Text categorisation, annotation and crowdsourcing, reliability
Active learning: Selectively sampling informative examples for efficient annotation
Data programming: Starting with zero labelled examples
Part 2: Live Shared Task
Setup: Introducing the task and the challenge
Hack and label: Build a classifier from scratch in 60 minutes
Part 3: Wild Blue Yonder
Report: System descriptions and scoring
Other challenges and approaches: Labelling by description, interactive learning, deployment and monitoring, etc.