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Eva Monsen

from Sunrise Data, Inc

I am a data engineer.

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Research has shown that the way we use language influences the way we think. Can we begin to disentangle gender from our identities through language? Inspired by modern speculative fiction writers like Ann Leckie, the Regender Project aims to explore that question by using technology to alter the genders used in English text: changing male characters to female and vice versa, or assigning everyone the same gender pronoun. This talk will cover the beginning efforts to build a dictionary of English gendered words, as well as the technological challenges of swapping pronouns, gendered words and proper names in text, using open source natural language tools, machine learning, and common sense knowledge bases.

Date:
2019 November 16 - 10:45
Duration:
50 min
Room:
TALKS 3183
Conference:
SeaGL 2019 - A Prime Year for Free Software
Language:
Track:
AI/ML/Data Privacy
Difficulty:
Medium

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    Room:
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    Room:
    TALKS 3180

  5. Taking control of our Networks, Data & Privacy
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    Room:
    TALKS 3179