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
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will no longer be hosting in-person workshops for the time being, but we are still hosting digital workshops in an effort to continue providing educational content. Fill out this form to be notified when we publish new content and open registration for a workshop!
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.
We have hosted and/or will be hosting workshops at these partner events!
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.
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.