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From Natural Language to Bayesian Networks (and back again)

Presented by: 
Floris Bex Universiteit Utrecht
Date: 
Wednesday 28th September 2016 -
10:15 to 11:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
Decision makers and analysts often use informal, linguistic concepts when they talk about a case: they tell the story that explains the evidence, or argue against a particular interpretation of the evidence. On the other hand, mathematicians and logicians present formal frameworks to precisely capture and support reasoning about evidence. 

In this talk, I will show how different Artificial Intelligence techniques can be used to close the gap between these two extremes - messy, informal natural language and specific, well-defined formalisms such as Bayesian Networks.  

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Presentation Material: 
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons