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January 20 - February 3, 2021

Swedish NLP webinars 2021

By practitioners, for practitioners

Welcome to a new year, with new knowledge sharing opportunities in the Swedish NLP webinar series!

This is a bi-weekly webinar series for people who work with, or are interested in, NLP. The idea is to provide a platform for both academic researchers and industry practitioners to present, listen to, and discuss recent work in NLP. The main focus of the webinars is NLP development in Sweden and for the Swedish language, but international breakthroughs may also be discussed. 

Each webinar features an initial 45-minute presentation that covers recent work that in some sense is relevant for Swedish NLP, followed by 45 minutes of discussion.

Time: Wednesdays odd weeks 14:00-15:30

The webinars are organized by RISE NLU group and AI Sweden, and moderated by Magnus Sahlgren, Head of the Natural Language Understanding Group at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.

Proposals for presentations can be sent to: 


  • 20 January: What is a Transformer and what is the difference between the current models?
    - National Library of Sweden and RISE NLU Group
    This seminar provides an overview over the Transformer architecture for language models, and discusses the differences between the currently most popular models (e.g. BERT, GPT, RoBERTa, ALBERT, XLNet, Electra, etc.). We also present the current Swedish language models, and introduce the latest, and to date biggest, Swedish language model based on the Electra architecture. 

  • 3 February: How do we use language models in practice?
    Peltarion and RISE NLU Group
    This seminar presents a best-practice for using language models to solve real tasks.


Register below for the occasions that you plan to participate.
You may also sign up for the mailing list to ensure that you receive the invitations for upcoming webinars.

The link to the online meeting will be sent out the day before the meeting.

Please forward this registration form to the persons within your organisation that could have an interest in joining!


Warm welcome!
RISE NLU Group and AI Sweden

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