Workshops

We present computational linguistics workshops at various venues across the country during the school year. We do this in two formats: through workshops that we coordinate ourselves and through workshops that we present at partner events. Workshops cover topics in both the theory and application of computational linguistics. Example workshop topics include:

  • Building a spam filter using the Naive Bayes algorithm

  • Building a text classifier using support vector machines

  • Analyzing sentiment in text using recurrent neural networks

  • And more!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are no longer able to host in-person workshops for the time being, but we are planning some digital workshops in an effort to continue providing educational content. Check back in the coming weeks for updates, and in the meantime, fill out this form to be notified when we publish new content and open registration for a workshop!

Request a Workshop

Fill out this form to request a LingHacks workshop at your event!

Upcoming & Past Workshops

Workshop on Words: New Orleans

Location: New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date & Time: Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Details: This was an introductory computational linguistics workshop planned for high school students in the NOLA area. Topics covered include introductory Python and data processing, fundamental machine learning algorithms, and an application tutorial on spam and fraud filtering using Python ML/NLP packages.

Workshops on Words

Location: Los Altos Library, Los Altos, California

Dates & Times: Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 11 AM - 1 PM and Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 11 AM - 1:30 PM

Details: This was an introductory computational linguistics workshop series. Topics covered include introductory Python, data manipulation and processing using Python packages, fundamental machine learning algorithms, and application tutorials on spellcheck systems, synonym generators, and uses of the WordNet package. Workshop 1 covered the NLTK Gutenberg dataset and a spell check algorithm + application tutorial. Workshop 2 covered WordNet and its application to the task of word sense disambiguation.

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Workshop Partners

We have hosted and/or will be hosting workshops at these partner events!

LAHS Languages & Linguistics Club

November 5, 2021

The Los Altos High School Languages & Linguistics Club is an informational club for high school students to learn about linguistics. LingHacks presented an introductory workshop on syntactic parsing through context-free grammars.

Girls Code Data

September 19, 2020

Girls Code Data was a student-run datathon - a hackathon centered around analyzing and interpreting data - for girls to learn about data science. LingHacks presented an introductory natural language processing workshop on text classification.


GirlsCodeMonth

September 8, 2018

GirlsCodeMonth is a “3 in 1” workshop, hackathon and conference session for girls in the Bay Area community. LingHacks presented an Intro to Computational Linguistics workshop teaching students how to use support vector machines and TFIDF vectorizers to build spam filters.


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All partner events agree to abide by our curriculum accreditation policy.