David Mimno to speak on “Hunting for Topics: How We Search and What We Find”

April 8, 2015

David Mimno Poster

David Mimno is an Assistant Professor of Information Science at Cornell University, and chief maintainer for MALLET (MAchine Learning for LanguagE Toolkit), which handles statistical natural language processing, document classification, clustering, topic modeling, information extraction, and other machine learning applications to text. He is also one of the principal architects behind the widespread use of topic modeling in the digital humanities.

He will discuss critical and practical dimensions of topic modeling in his talk on Thursday, April 16, at 3:30pm in Alderman Library room 421. He will also lead a topic modeling workshop on Friday, April 17, from 10-11:30am in Alderman 317. Both events are open to the public, but workshop attendees are asked to RSVP to shanti@virginia.edu.

His visit is sponsored by the Data Science Institute, SHANTI, IATH, and the Scholars' Lab.