WeSSLLI 2020


Deep Learning and the Nature of Linguistic Representation

July 13-17, 2020


Shalom Lappin

University of Gothenburg, Queen Mary University of London, and

King’s College London



The application of deep learning methods to problems in natural language processing has generated significant progress across a wide range of natural language processing tasks.


For some of these applications deep learning models now approach or surpass human performance.


While the success of this approach has transformed the engineering methods of machine learning in artificial intelligence, the significance of these achievements for the modelling of human learning and representation remains unclear.


This course will look at the application of a variety of deep learning systems to several cognitively interesting NLP tasks.


We will consider the extent to which this work illuminates our understanding of the way in which humans acquire and represent linguistic knowledge.


                      Course Outline and Class Slides


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