Recent & Upcoming Activites

We host weekly meetings on Thursdays at 1pm (UK time). Most of them are open to external people.


Seminar: "Interpreting Transformer Decisions"
Talk by Mohammad Taher Pilehvar (Cardiff University)
Seminar: "Evaluating the Spatial Reasoning Capabilities of Large Language Models"
Talk by Anthony Cohn (University of Leeds)
Seminar: "Knowledge Representation and Large Language Models"
Talks by Zhiwei Hu () and Xiaoqi Han ()
Seminar: "Context Mixing in Transformers"
Talk by Hosein Mohebbi (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
Seminar: "Cross-lingual Transfer Learning with Multilingual Masked Language Models"
Talk by Mamoru Komachi (Hitotsubashi University, Japan)
Seminar: "Mining and Modeling Perspectives in NLP"
Talk by Valerio Basile (University of Turin, Italy)
Seminar: "Capture Cognitive Biases: Discount Model and Trustworthiness Evaluation"
Talk by Hanbyul Song (Cardiff University)


Seminar: "Low-Resource Text Generation: Gaelic, Shared Tasks, and Multitask Learning"
Talk by David M. Howcroft (Edinburgh Napier University)
Mock Presentations for EMNLP 2023
Various CardiffNLP members
Seminar: "Large Language Models and Tabular Data"
Talk by Jorge Osés (Graphext and University of Jaén, Spain)
Seminar: "Taking Automated Fact-checking to the Real World"
Talk by Michael Schlichtkrull (University of Cambridge)
Seminar: "Are Emergent Abilities in Large Language Models just In-Context Learning?"
Talk by Harish Tayyar Madabushi (University of Bath)
Reading Group: "Probing Pretrained Language Models for Lexical Semantics"
Lead by Kiamehr Rezaee (Cardiff University - COMSC)
Reading Group: "Bias Benchmarks for Question Answering"
Lead by Yi Zhou (Cardiff University - COMSC)
[Internal] Quaterly Group Meeting
Seminar: "Social bias in Embeddings and Masked Language Models"
Talk by Yi Zhou (Cardiff University - COMSC)
Seminar: "ChatArena: Multi-Agent Language Game Environments for Large Language Models"
Talk by Yuxiang Wu (University College London)
Seminar: "Improving Service Quality and Ethnic Inequalities in Health and Social Care"
Talk by Seongsoo (Simon) Jang (Cardiff Business School)
Seminar: "NLP for Language Teaching and Assessment"
Talk by Mariano Felice (British Council)
Seminar: "Idiom Processing in Transformer, a Translation Case Study"
Talk by Verna Dankers (University of Edinburgh)
Seminar: "Representation Learning for Word Senses"
Talk by Yi Zhou (Cardiff University - COMSC)
Seminar: "Polecat's NLP projects"
Talk by Alon Samuel and Chris Bowdon (Polecat)
Seminar: "Associating Texts with Knowledge Graphs"
Talk by Hang Dong (University of Oxford)
Seminar: "Towards compute efficient large language models"
Talk by Nikos Aletras (University of Sheffield)


Seminar: "Social Media and Crowdsourcing Platforms in Disaster Management"
Talk by Diana Contreras Mojica (Cardiff University - EARTH)
Seminar: "TempoWiC: An Evaluation Benchmark for Detecting Meaning Shift in Social Media"
Talk by Daniel Loureiro (Cardiff University)
Seminar: "Federated Learning for Exploiting Annotator Disagreements in NLP"
Talk by Nuria Rodríguez Barroso (Universidad de Granada)
Conference-like Presentations
Talks by authors of papers accepted to COLING 2022
[Internal] Quaterly Group Meeting
[Internal] Cardiff NLP Hackathon Organisation
Conference-like Presentations
Talks by Carla Perez-Almendros (SemEval task) y Mark Anderson (*SEM paper)
[Internal] Cardiff NLP Workshop Organisation
Seminar: "Language Models for Social Media: Challenges and Applications"
Talk by Jose Camacho-Chollados and Luis Espinosa-Anke
[Internal] Cardiff NLP Workshop Organisation
[Internal] New NLP PhD/RA Office Allocations
5-minute Presentations
[Internal] Cardiff NLP Workshop Organisation
5-minute Presentations
[Internal] Quarterly Group Meeting
[Internal] Staff Meeting