The NYU NLP and Text-as-Data Speaker Series takes place on Thursdays from 4 – 5:30 pm at the Center for Data Science, 60 Fifth Avenue (7th floor common area).  Expanding from its original emphasis on text data applied to social science applications, the Series incorporates the growing interest in Natural Language Processing from a variety of disciplines, especially Computer Science and Linguistics. The series provides an opportunity for attendees to see cutting-edge NLP and other text-as-data work from the fields of social science, computer science and other related disciplines.  The seminar is organized by Professors Arthur Spirling and Sam Bowman, and is open to anyone who is affiliated with NYU and wishes to attend.

This page has information about our schedule of speakers, how to sign up for our mailing list, and how persons who do not hold an NYU ID may request to attend.

Spring 2019

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Previous speakers

Fall 2018
Spring 2018
Fall 2017
Summer 2017
  • 26-Jul Yejin Choi (UW) — From Naive Physics to Connotation: Learning about the World from Language
Spring 2017
Fall 2016


Spring 2016


Fall 2015