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SAILS Workshop: AI and LLMs: Keeping the Linguist in the Loop

Friday 8 December 2023
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

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This workshop seeks to facilitate collaboration between different SAILS parties that are interested in AI, Large Language Models and Linguistic evidence and Knowledge Bases. It aims to explore how AI can benefit from structured linguistic knowledge and how (applied) linguistics can benefit from the state-of-the-art models and tools developed in AI.

We have an exciting programme with presentations from a range of different fields that deal with text and/or speech data (i.e. lexicography, translation, linguistics, computer science, psychology, law, and medicine). We will discuss how AI and LLMs can be integrated in the workflows in these different fields and what the challenges and concerns are. 

We will have some very exciting speakers, such as Sjef Barbiers (Dutch Linguistics), Alina Karakanta (Machine Translation), and Suzan Verberne (Text Mining and Retrieval), and a panel session which will be moderated by Carole Tiberius. The afternoon will be closed with a networking opportunity with drinks and nibbles.


14:00 - 14:10 Introduction  
14:10 - 14:25 The role of AI and LLMs in lexicography Kris Heylen Carole Tiberius
14:25 - 14:40 From translators to prompt engineers?   Alina Karakanta 
14:40 - 14:55 Comparative Syntax meets AI  Sjef Barbiers 
14:55 - 15:00  Discussion  
15:00 - 15:30  Coffee break  
15:30 - 15:45 Information search in the age of LLMs Suzan Verberne 
15:45 - 16:00 Using LLMs for generation and analysis of text in psychology Roy de Kleijn 
16:00 - 16:15 AI for Access to Justice: Promises and Concerns  Masha Medvedeva 
16:15 - 16:30  LLMs in Healthcare: Promising Applications and Preliminary Results Marieke van Buchem 
16:30 - 16:35 Discussion  
16:35 - 17:00 Panel discussion moderated by Carole Tiberius   
17:00 - 17:30  Networking opportunity with drinks and nibbles!  


For more information, please contact SAILS@liacs.leidenuniv.nl

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