LUCDH Lunchtime Speaker Series: Between Logic, Language and Information: adventures in understanding large language models in hybrid settings
- Tuesday 19 December 2023
- Digital Lab in P.J. Veth 1.07 and Online via Kaltura
- Please register via form below
Between Logic, Language and Information: adventures in understanding large language models in hybrid settings
Please join us for our next LUCDH lunchtime talk presented by Dr. Gijs Wijnholds on (the new date) Tuesday, 19 December 2023 at 12:00 – 13:00 (CET).
Large language models have become a staple in NLP research; labelled revolutionary by some due to their remarkable adaptive capacity, labelled 'stochastic parrots' by others due to their copy-paste behaviour. In this talk I attempt to convey my non-understanding of large language models from the viewpoint of computational linguistics: how do we make linguistic sense of models that on the surface appear only to be efficient word predictors but that can easily and successfully adapt themselves to a multitude of interesting tasks? The main part of the talk will discuss a number of evaluation studies, targeting language models’ capacity for recognizing textual entailment, verb-subject dependencies, and sentence disambiguation in Dutch. At the end, I discuss some current developments in multilingual models, vision-language models, and logic as a way of modelling neural network behaviour.
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