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Advanced NLP and Temporal Sequence Processing (13 – 14 November 2019)

SGInnovate and Red Dragon AI

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)

Advanced NLP and Temporal Sequence Processing (13 – 14...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Module 3 [Ends on 13 October 2019] (Ticket Inclusive of G.S.T)   more info Oct 13, 2019 $1,524.75 $0.00
Module 3 (Ticket Inclusive of G.S.T)   more info Nov 10, 2019 $1,605.00 $0.00

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Overview

 

Together with Red Dragon AI, SGInnovate is pleased to present the third module of the Deep Learning Developer Series. In this module, we dive deeper into some of the latest techniques for using Deep Learning for text and time series applications.

In this course, participants will learn about:

  • Text classification models and how to build a text classifier
  • Constructing a NER system
  • Sequence to sequence models
  • Building NLP models from scratch
  • Creating a chatbot’s Machine Learning system
  • Creating a language model

Prerequisites:

  • Must have attended Module 1: Deep Learning Jump-start Workshop
  • Attendees MUST bring their laptops

This workshop is eligible for funding support. For more details, please refer to the "Pricing" tab above.

 

More about this module:

 

One of the core skills in Natural Language Processing (NLP) is reliably detecting entities and classifying individual words according to their parts of speech. We will look at how Named Entity Recognition (NER) works, and how Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) and Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) are used in NLP.

 

Another common technique of Deep Learning in NLP is the use of word and character vector embeddings.

 

We will cover well-known models such as Word2Vec and GLoVE, how they are created, their unique properties, and how you can use them to improve the accuracy of Natural Language in terms of understanding problems and applications.

 

Some of the recent developments in using transfer learning for text-related problems and language modelling, which led to some of the latest state-of-the-art results for text classification problems like sentiment analysis, will be highlighted. Papers from ULMFIT, ELMo and OpenAI’s most recent Transformer model will be covered as well.

 

One of the most significant applications in Natural Language currently is the creation of chatbots and dialogue systems. Thus, you will discover how various types of chatbots work, the primary technologies behind them, and systems like Google’s DialogFlow and Duplex.

 

We will also look at applications such as the Neural Machine Translation. You will learn the recent developments and models that use these techniques and various types of attention mechanisms that had dramatically increased the quality of translation systems.

 

Beyond just text, this module will also cover time-series predictions and how you can use techniques from the text-based models to make predictions on sequences. This opens the range of applications to include financial time-series, continuous IoT readings, machinery failure prediction, website optimisation and trip planning.

 

Like the other modules, you will have the opportunity to build multiple models yourself, giving you the ability to apply these new skills in your field of work or interest.

 

About the Deep Learning Developer Series:

 

The Deep Learning Developer Series is a hands-on series targeted at developers and Data Scientists who are looking to build Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications for real-world usage. It is an expanded curriculum that breaks away from the regular eight-week full-time course structure and allows customisation according to your own pace and preference.

 

This event is co-organised with e2i. e2i administers and acts on behalf of WSG in providing funding to support Singaporeans in enhancing employment and employability, and in the collection, use, processing and/or disclosure of Personal Data, such as NRIC and other national identification documents and numbers, for the purposes of grant administration, validating programme outcomes, fulfilling audit/legal/reporting requirements and analysis of data and statistics and formulating and reviewing of relevant employment or social welfare policies.

 

Agenda

 

Day 1 (13 November 2019)

 

08:45am – 09:00am: Registration
09:00am – 10:45am: Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) Recap Part 1

  • RNNs
  • Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM)
  • Word embeddings: Word2Vec, GloVE
  • Basic Char RNNs
  • Word RNNs
  • Build LSTM networks

10:45am – 11:00am: Tea Break
11:00am – 12:30pm: RNNs Recap Part 2
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm – 3:00pm: Natural Language Processing (NLP) Part 1

  • Text classification models
  • Bi-directional LSTMs
  • Building a Named Entity Recogniser (NER) system
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Building a text classifier
  • Personal text project
  • Major Project Week 1

3:00pm – 3:15pm: Tea Break
3:15pm – 4:45pm: NLP Part 2
4:15pm – 5:15pm: Personal text project

  • Ideas on projects to do
  • Q&A on ‘doable projects’
  • Homework: What to bring to the next session

5:15pm – 5:45pm: Closing comments and questions

 

Day 2 (14 November 2019)

 

08:45am – 09:00am: Registration
09:00am – 10:45am: Seq2Seq and CNN for Text

  • Sequence to sequence models
  • Convolutions for text networks
  • Clustering
  • Seq2Seq Chatbot

10:45am – 11:00am: Tea Break
11:00am – 12:30pm: Project Clinic 
Project questions and general follow up

12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm – 3:15pm: Time Series 

  • Univariate vs Multivariate/ Stationarity/ TrendsWindowing 
  • Differencing Arima/ Sarima LSTM for Time Series ConvLSTM for Time Series

2:15pm – 3:30pm: Tea Break
3:30pm – 4:30pm: The Rise of the Language Models

4:30pm – 5:15pm: Closing comments and questions

 

Participants will be given two weeks to complete their online learning and individual project. 

 

Online Learning 

  • Building NLP models from scratch
  • NLP pipelines
  • Guide to using Spacy
  • Building a Chatbot Machine Learning system
  • Building a language model

Participants must fulfil the criteria stated below to pass and complete the course.

 

1.    Online Tests: Participants are required to score an average grade of more than 75% correct answers to the online questions.

2.    Project: Participants are required to present a project that demonstrates the following:

  • The ability to use or create a data processing pipeline that gets data in the correct format for running in a Deep Learning model
  • The ability to create a model from scratch or use transfer learning to create a Deep Learning model
  • The ability to train that model and get results
  • The ability to evaluate the model on held out data

 

Pricing

 

Funding Support

 

CITREP+ is a programme under the TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) – an initiative of SkillsFuture, driven by Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).

 


*Please see the section below on ‘Guide for CITREP+ funding eligibility and self-application process’

 

Funding Amount: 

  • CITREP+ covers up to 90% of your nett payable course fee depending on eligibility for professionals

Please note: funding is capped at $3,000 per course application

  • CITREP+ covers up to 100% funding of your nett payable course fee for eligible students / full-time National Servicemen (NSF)

Please note: funding is capped at $2,500 per course application

 

Funding Eligibility: 

  • Singaporean / PR
  • Meets course admission criteria
  • Sponsoring organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore (only for individuals sponsored by organisations)

Please note: 

  • Employees of local government agencies and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) will qualify for CITREP+ under the self-sponsored category
  • Sponsoring SMEs organisation who wish to apply for up to 90% funding support for course must meet SME status as defined here

Claim Conditions: 

  • Meet the minimum attendance (75%)
  • Complete and pass all assessments and / or projects

Guide for CITREP+ funding eligibility and self-application process:

For more information on CITREP+ eligibility criteria and application procedure, please click here

 

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In partnership with employers to support employability:

 

 

For enquiries, please send an email to learning@sginnovate.com

 

Trainer

 


 

Dr Martin Andrews

Martin has over 20 years’ experience in Machine Learning and has used it to solve problems in financial modelling and has created AI automation for companies. His current area of focus and speciality is in natural language processing and understanding. In 2017, Google appointed Martin as one of the first 12 Google Developer Experts for Machine Learning. Martin is also one of the co-founders of Red Dragon AI. 

 


 

Sam Witteveen
Sam has used Machine Learning and Deep Learning in building multiple tech start-ups, including a children’s educational app provider which has over 4 million users worldwide. His current focus is AI for conversational agents to allow humans to interact easier and faster with computers. In 2017, Google appointed Sam as one of the first 12 Google Developer Experts for Machine Learning in the world. Sam is also one of the co-founders of Red Dragon AI. 

Have questions about Advanced NLP and Temporal Sequence Processing (13 – 14 November 2019)? Contact SGInnovate and Red Dragon AI

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BASH, Level 3
79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, via Lift Lobby 3
139955
Singapore

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)


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