Welcome to the Reading Group on
Natural Language Processing at UO


The Natural Language Processing group at UO conducts research on Information Extraction, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning and Machine Learning. We organize a reading group weekly in each quarter to discuss the recent advances in these areas. One or two papers will be presented in each meeting. We will also have a discussion section after each presentation to discuss about the topics. Everybody is welcome!

The time for the meeting will be announced at the beginning of each quarter. Please check this page regularly for the next papers to be presented and the location of the meeting.

This reading group is maintained by Prof. Thien Huu Nguyen. Come and talk with him if you want to do research!

Spring 2021

We will meet on Wed 2:30-3:30 via Zoom due to COVID-19 (LINK). Please check the schedule for any potential changes.

Schedule

Date Paper Slide Time Location Speakers
Wednesday, March 31
  • Amir
2:30pm Zoom
  • Amir Veyseh
Wednesday, April 14
  • Viet
2:30pm Zoom
  • Viet Lai
Wednesday, April 28
  • Amir
  • Amir
2:30pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Amir Veyseh

Winter 2021

We will meet on Monday 2:00-3:30 via Zoom due to COVID-19 (LINK). Please check the schedule for any potential changes.

Schedule

Date Paper Slide Time Location Speakers
Monday, Feb 15 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Amir Veyseh
  • Viet Lai
Monday, Feb 22 2:00pm Zoom
  • Tuan Nguyen
Monday, Mar 1 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Amir Veyseh
Monday, March 8 2:00pm Zoom
  • Viet Lai
  • Luis Guzman
Monday, March 15 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Qiuhao Lu
Monday, March 22 2:00pm Zoom
  • Viet Lai
  • Tuan Nguyen

Fall 2020

We will meet on Fridays 2:00-3:30 via Zoom due to COVID-19 (LINK). Please check the schedule for any potential changes.

Schedule

Date Paper Slide Time Location Speakers
Friday, Oct 9 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Amir Veyseh
Friday, Oct 16 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Amir Veyseh
Friday, Oct 23 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Amir Veyseh
Friday, Oct 30 2:00pm Zoom
  • Viet Lai
Friday, Nov 6 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
Friday, Nov 13 2:00pm Zoom
  • Viet Lai
Friday, Dec 4th 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Amir Veyseh
Friday, Dec 11th 2:00pm Zoom
  • Viet Lai
  • Tuan Nguyen
Friday, Dec 18th 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Amir Veyseh

Summer 2020

We will meet on Saturdays 2:00pm via Zoom due to COVID-19 (LINK). Please check the schedule for any potential changes.

Schedule

Date Paper Slide Time Location Speakers
Saturday, June 27 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Viet Lai
  • Tuan Nguyen
Saturday, July 4 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Viet Lai
  • Tuan Nguyen
Saturday, July 11 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Viet Lai
  • Tuan Nguyen
Saturday, July 18 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Viet Lai
  • Tuan Nguyen
Saturday, July 25 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Viet Lai
  • Tuan Nguyen
Saturday, August 1 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Viet Lai
  • Tuan Nguyen
Saturday, August 15 CANCELED
Saturday, August 15 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Viet Lai
  • Tuan Nguyen
Saturday, August 22 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Viet Lai
  • Tuan Nguyen
Saturday, August 29 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Viet Lai
  • Tuan Nguyen
Saturday, September 5 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Viet Lai
  • Tuan Nguyen
Saturday, September 12 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Viet Lai
  • Tuan Nguyen
Saturday, September 19 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Viet Lai
  • Tuan Nguyen
Saturday, September 26 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen

Spring 2020

We will meet on Fridays 2:00pm via Zoom due to COVID-19 (LINK). Please check the schedule for any potential changes.

Schedule

Date Paper Slide Time Location Speakers
Friday, April 3 CANCELED due to COVID-19
Friday, April 10 CANCELED due to COVID-19
Friday, April 17 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
Friday, April 24 2:00pm Zoom
  • Viet Lai
  • Amir Veyseh
  • Amir Veyseh
Friday, May 01 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • VIet Lai
Friday, May 08 2:00pm Zoom
  • Amir Veyseh
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Viet Lai
Friday, May 15 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Amir Veyseh
  • Viet Lai
Friday, May 22 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Amir Veyseh
  • Viet Lai
Friday, May 29 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Amir Veyseh
  • Viet Lai
Friday, June 05 2:00pm Zoom
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Amir Veyseh
  • Viet Lai

Winter 2020

We don't have a reading group for Winter 2020. Instead, we organize a seminar on Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing here. We will meet on Fridays from 2:00 to 3:20pm in Deschutes 200.

Fall 2019

We will meet on Mondays 3:30pm (room 160, Deschutes Hall) for Fall 2019. Please check the schedule for any potential changes.

Schedule

Date Paper Slide Time Location Speakers
Monday, Dec 2 Link 3:30pm 160 Deschutes
  • Amir Veyseh
  • Viet Lai
Monday, Nov 25 Link 3:30pm 160 Deschutes
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Tuan Nguyen
Monday, Nov 18 Link 3:30pm 160 Deschutes
  • Amir Veyseh
  • Viet Lai
Monday, Nov 11 Link 3:30pm 160 Deschutes
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Tuan Nguyen
Monday, Nov 4 Link 3:30pm 160 Deschutes
  • Amir Veyseh
  • Viet Lai
Monday, Oct 28 Link 3:30pm 160 Deschutes
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Tuan Nguyen
Monday, Oct 21 Link 3:30pm 160 Deschutes
  • Amir Veyseh
  • Viet Lai
Monday, Oct 14 Link 3:30pm 160 Deschutes
  • Tuan Nguyen
  • Minh Nguyen
Monday, Oct 7 Link 3:30pm 160 Deschutes
  • Amir Veyseh
  • Viet Lai

Spring 2019

We will meet on Mondays 3pm (room 200, Deschutes Hall) for Spring 2019. Please check the schedule for any potential changes.

Schedule

Date Paper Slide Time Location Speaker
Monday, April 8 Multi-class Classification without Multi-class Labels Link 3pm 200 Deschutes Amir Veyseh
Monday, April 15 Prototypical Networks for Few-shot Learning Link 3pm 200 Deschutes Viet Lai
Monday, April 22 Hybrid Attention-Based Prototypical Networksfor Noisy Few-Shot Relation Classification Link 3pm 200 Deschutes Amir Veyseh
Monday, April 29 Program Synthesis from Natural Language Using Recurrent Neural Networks Link 3pm 200 Deschutes Dewi Yokelson
Monday, May 06 Learning to Compare: Relation Network for Few-Shot Learning Link 3pm 200 Deschutes Viet Lai
Monday, May 13 Mutual Information Neural Estimation Link 3pm 200 Deschutes Amir Veyseh
Monday, May 20 Infinite Mixture Prototypes for Few-shot Learning Link 3pm 200 Deschutes Viet Lai
Monday, May 27 Canceled (Memorial Day)
Monday, June 3 Ordered Neurons: Integrating Tree Structures into Recurrent Neural Networks Link 3pm 200 Deschutes Amir Veyseh

Winter 2019

We don't have a reading group for Winter 2019. Instead, we organize a seminar on Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing here.