A fellow researcher Gabriela Ramirez from the Autonomous Metropolitan
University in Mexico City is passing by IDSIA tomorrow. She will be glad to
give a short talk (20min) about her work on personality identification by
means of text analysis.
The talk will take place tomorrow (Aug 31) at 11h00 in the meeting room.
I apologize for the short notice.
Here is an overview of the talk:
Title: Personality identification by means of text analysis.
Resources such as labeled corpora are necessary to train automatic models
within the natural language processing (NLP) field. Historically, a large
number of resources regarding a broad number of problems are available
mostly in English. One of such problems is known as Personality
Identification where based on a psychological model (e.g. The Big Five
Model), the goal is to find the traits of a subject’s personality given, for
instance, a text written by the same subject. In this presentation I will
talk about a new corpus in Spanish called Texts for Personality
Identification (TxPI) and I'll show some basic baselines for text
please find below the invitation to our next PIDSIA Seminar.
Tuesday 4th of September at noon (12PM)
Galleria 1 Building in Manno, second floor, room G1 204
Stockouts are a menace. Despite decades of investments and research, shelves are still empty, online orders not filled. Simply because stuff isn’t there. That is because inventory management is notoriously difficult for retailers in their multi-tier supply chains. Stocking too much causes inefficiency, markdowns, and waste. Stocking too little causes lost sales, dissatisfies shoppers, and diminishes loyalty. Finding out where, when and why what happened that caused items to be missing and at what cost is a tedious, manual, and time consuming task. So it rarely gets done. This presentation gives an overview of the causes and costs of stockouts, and invites the audience to gather ideas for the automated identification and classification of stockouts and their causes from data - in order to create and submit a collaborative funding / research proposal.
Joachim C.F. Ehrenthal is Professor for Business Information Systems at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW. He holds a PhD from the University of St.Gallen, and a MSc in Business Administration from Mannheim University. From his business and academic background, he specialises in co-creation of value and supply chain management.
Pizza (or alternative food) and drinks will be offered
at the end of the talk. If you plan to attend, please register in a
timely fashion at the following link so that we will have no shortage of food:
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science <http://www.sslps.unibe.ch/> will be held in Lugano on September 21 and 22, 2018.
It is organized by Alessio Benavoli (IDSIA), Alessandro Facchini (IDSIA), Damiano Costa (ISF/USI), Arne Hansen (USI), and Stefan Wolf (USI).
*The topic of the 2018 Meeting will be Logic and Quantum Physics:
As it requires a radical revision of the common view of the nature of physical reality but also of how to handle information processes, since its birth quantum physics has been a rich source of challenges and inspirations for philosophy, logic and computer science.
In recent times there has been a growing, exciting body of researches in the foundations of quantum theory, stemming particularly from quantum logic and quantum information, that deserves to be shared and discussed.
The aim of this event is therefore to bring together some of the experts in quantum logic, quantum information and philosophy of physics, to provide with a general overview of the main problematics to a wide audience, but also to stimulate interactions and discussions based on some of the latest developments in the concerned fields with both established researchers and graduate and post graduate students.
*Invited Speakers include:
Claus Beisbart <http://www.claus-beisbart.de/> (U. Bern)
Olivia Caramello <https://www.oliviacaramello.com/> (U. Insubria)
Gemma De Las Cuevas <https://www.gemmadelascuevas.com/> (U. Innsbruck)
Stephan Hartmann <http://www.stephanhartmann.org/> (LMU Munich)
Renato Renner <http://www.itp.phys.ethz.ch/people/renner/> (ETHZ)
Ruediger Schack <https://www.ma.rhul.ac.uk/rschack> (U. London)
Christian Wuethrich <http://www.wuthrich.net/> (U. Geneva)
*Details about the program are available here <http://www2.idsia.ch/cms/sslps18/programme/> and the conference location will be announced here <http://www2.idsia.ch/cms/sslps18/venue/>.
Geodetic Time Series Analysis - Modelling & Applications
Recent discoveries in Earth Sciences cannot be intrinsically separated
from the vast amount of data recorded from satellites and ground-based
missions. However, a careful processing of those data is necessary to
avoid introducing biases within models, which can lead to the
misinterpretation of geophysical phenomena with disastrous consequences
on local community (i.e. landslides, sea-level rise). Thus, this talk is
a general introduction on the analysis of geodetic time series from
mainly the Global Positioning System (GPS) (or Global Navigation
Satellite System -GNSS). GPS is an important tool to observe and model
geodynamic processes such as plate tectonics and post-glacial rebound.
In the last three decades, GPS has seen tremendous advances in the
precision of the measurements, which allow researchers to study
through a careful analysis of daily time series of GPS receiver
coordinates. However, the GPS observations contain errors and the time
series can be described as the sum of a real signal and noise. The signal
itself can again be divided into station displacements due to
geophysical causes and to disturbing factors. The talk also includes
some examples in geosciences (i.e. Earthquake , sea-level rise).
Jean Philippe Montillet, researcher at EPFL
Idsia's Meeting Room