"Does This Vehicle Belong to You"? - Jurasky's EMNLP 2017 keynote

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Dan Jurafsky's keynote had two compelling, diametrically opposite focal points: a) The high-stakes, high-reward interdisciplinary effort of analyzing the racial bias in police-community interactions by processing police body-camera videos; and b) the more frivolous analysis of the language of food by processing restaurant menus on Yelp. Another important takeaway is that cross-disciplinary research, while rewarding, is very hard to publish and can be particularly frustrating for students. The whole keynote is worth watching.

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