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Data Science Nights - May 2022 Meeting

Data Science Nights

When: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
5:15 PM - 8:00 PM Central

Where: Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library), Large Classroom 2210, 2233 Tech Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: NICO   (847) 491-2527

Group: Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)

Category: Academic


MAY MEETING: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 5:15pm (US Central) in person at Mudd Library Room 2210 or via Zoom

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are monthly talks on data science techniques or applications, organized by Northwestern University graduate students and scholars. Aspiring, beginning, and advanced data scientists are welcome!

5:15pm - Data Science Night Meet + Greet

5:20pm - Wesley Orth, Ph.D. Candidate, Northwestern University Department of Linguistics "The Maze Task: Designing tasks for data quality and web-based social science research"

Experimental linguistics has greatly benefitted from advances in Crowdworking technology for research applications – particularly in the wake of the pandemic which posed significant challenges for laboratory research. In this talk I’ll discuss how crowdworking and tools from computational language models enable linguistics research to proceed over the web. I’ll also discuss considerations for data quality and how researchers can design tasks that better stand up to non-laboratory conditions. Specifically, I’ll focus on the re-emergence of the Maze Task in experimental linguistics. This task has benefited from advances in modern computational language models and has unique properties that improve data quality in web-based crowdworking research.

6:20pm - Post-talk Gathering in person and on Zoom for discussing future DSN plan.

We invite people interested in taking on the organization of DSN for the future to fill out this brief survey.

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