2017 TextXD Conference - Videos and Commentary

December 2, 2017


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30 at BIDS (190 Doe Library)

Host Nick Adams, a researcher at BIDS and founder of GoodlyLabs, welcomed this year's participants.

10:10-10:35 AM
John Mohr, University of California, Santa Barbara
The Frontiers of Social Scientific Text Analysis

10:35-10:45 AM
Cody Hennesy, University of California, Berkeley
Text Analysis on 14 Million Digital Library Books

10:45-11:15 AM
Julia Silge, StackOverflow
Text Mining with Tidy Data Principles and Count-based Methods

11:15-11:30 AM
Pramit Choudhary, DataScience
Explainable NLP Algorithms: Understanding Word Relevance in Text Datasets

11:30-11:40 AM
Elena Glassman, BIDS, University of California, Berkeley
Wavelets for Text

11:40 AM-12:00 PM
Jamie Murdoch, University of California, Berkeley
Beyond Word Importance: Contextual Decomposition for Interpreting LSTMs

12:00-12:05 PM
Devin Cornell, University of California, Santa Barbara
Word Embedding and Semantic Analysis of News Data

12:05-12:25 PM
Host: Marla Stuart, University of California, Berkeley
Introduction and Make Session Previews

1:00-1:30 PM
Lunch Chat Panel — The Frontier of NLP (at Berkeley and Beyond)


1:30-5:00 PM— Make Session

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 at BIDS (190 Doe Library)

10:00-10:05 AM — BIDS Fellow Alex Paxton welcomed everyone back for Day 2 of TextXD 2017.

10:05-10:20 AM
Claudia von Vacano, D-Lab, University of California, Berkeley
Scalable Detection of Online Hate Speech


10:20-10:50 AM
Jake Ryland Williams, Drexel University
Minimal Semantic Units in Text Analysis

10:50-11:05 AM
Han Zhang, Princeton University
Uncovering Authoritarian Rule: Identifying Collective Action with Social Media Data


11:05-11:35 AM
Rex Douglass (UCSD)
Georeferencing of Events from Text

11:35-11:55 AM 
Nick Adams, BIDS, University of California, Berkeley
TextThresher: Qualitative Text Analysis at a Quantitative Scale 

11:55 AM-12:05 PM
Oksana Gologorskaya, University of California, San Francisco 
Text Analysis in Biomedical Applications at UCSF

12:05-12:20 PM
Miriam Petruck, International Computer Science Institute
The FrameNet Database -- FrameNet: The Tip of the Iceberg

12:20-12:35 PM
Meredith Lee, West Big Data Innovation Hub and University of California, Berkeley
Collaborating with the Big Data Innovation Hubs

1:00-1:30 PM 
Lunch Chat Panel — Humans In the Loop: The Role of Humans in Text Analysis

4:30-5:00 PM
Conference Closing and Remarks from Participants

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