What BERT is Not


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2019-10-14

What Bert is Not

Allyson Ettinger joins us to discuss her work in computational linguistics, specifically in exploring some of the ways in which the popular natural language processing approach BERT has limitations.

Allyson Ettinger is a computational linguist and an Assistant Professor in Linguistics at the University of Chicago. Her research combines methods and insights from cognitive science, linguistics, neuroscience and computer science to improve both the understanding of language processing in humans and the engineering of natural language processing in artificial intelligence systems. Ettinger completed her PhD in Linguistics at the University of Maryland, and spent one year as research faculty at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago before joining the faculty at the University of Chicago.