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October 22 - December 3, 2020

Swedish NLP webinars

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By practitioners, for practitioners

We invite you to join RISE NLU Group and AI Sweden every second Thursday in this 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: Thursdays odd weeks 14:00-15:30

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

Proposals for presentations can be sent to: 


3 December: From needs to solutions: Working with NLP at the Swedish Tax Agency - Gintare Grigonyte, Oscar Kalldal, Jakob Wedman; Skatteverket (Swedish Tax Agency)
In this presentation, we aim to give an overview of what role NLP plays at the Swedish Tax Agency (SKV) in the year of 2020. We will talk about some of the different perspectives that we need to consider in our internal NLP projects, focusing on:

  • What motivates and what is a precondition for various NLP services at SKV
  • What possibilities and limitations there are in using SKV's data; how our projects are affected by laws and/or regulations on an internal, national, and EU level; and what ethical considerations we make
  • How we absorb scientific advances into conceptual solutions, and how we bring conceptual solutions to services

Past webinars

The presentation slides from the first three webinars can be found here >>

22 October: Data readiness for NLP - Fredrik Olsson, RISE
5 November: A new state of the art for unsupervised sentence embeddings - Fredrik Carlsson, RISE
19 November: Bootstrap annotation for Named Entity Recognition - Felix Stollenwerk, Arbetsförmedlingen AI center


Please register below for the occassions that you plan to participate.
You may also sign up for the sendlist to ensure that you receive upcoming invitations.

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


N.B: If you have already signed up for previous webinars and just want to sign up for the one on 3 December, you only need to register your spot for that specific webinar.
You will get an error message if trying to register for a webinar you have already signed up for.
Please go to your booking page to double-check your registrations if unsure!