One-day online workshop to be held 31 May, in conjunction with NoDaLiDa 2021
This workshop will discuss how language representations or language models can be built to be sustainable in face of changing language, new domains of application, new demands from the surrounding use cases and business models, and a changing world. The intention of the workshop is to raise awareness of some identified issues and to invite new related issues to be addressed, potentially in future workshops or debates.
Find all information on the workshop page at Språkbanken Text, here
Registration deadline 17 May.
The workshop will be organised around different overlapping challenges when it comes to making language models sustainable, and to assessing the qualities and characteristics of language models:
10:00–11:30 Societal challenges
Invited talk: Linda Mannila, Digismart
Position Statements: Christina Tånnannder and Björn Westling "Language models at the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media" and Marina Santini, Evelina Rennes, Daniel Holmer and Arne Jönsson "Human-in-the-loop: Where does text complexity lie?"
13:00–14:30 Technical challenges
Invited talk: Elisabet Lobo Vesga, Chalmers: An introduction to differential privacy
Position Statements: Jenny Kunz: Data Transparency and Interpretability of Language Representations and Riley Capshaw, Eva Blomqvist, Marina Santini and Marjan Alirezaie: BERT is as Gentle as a Sledgehammer: Too powerful or Too Blunt? It Depends on the Benchmark.
15:00–16:30 Legal challenges
Invited talk: TBA
Position Statements: TBA
The aim of the workshop is to formulate a statement on criteria for assessing the quality and sustainability of language models. We intend to publish this statement to a broader audience after the workshop in some suitable way, which will be discussed in the final session.
Please contact us if you have any questions.