Friday, April 05, 2019: 11:00am - 12:30pm - Grand Ballroom: Lightning Talks
What happens when you data-mine twenty-one years of Museums and the Web conference papers, and then train a bot on the contents?
In this lightning talk we aim to show you the journey we took to create the ultimate, zeitgeist-capturing paper title that would wow reviewers in 2020. Marvel at how the crude beginnings of machine understanding morph into a sophisticated prediction engine, leveraging every buzzword-worthy machine-learning technique that we can think of along the way.
There should also be time for a bit of introspection: SGML and the information superhighway have fallen by the wayside; chatbots and machine-learning (oh no that’s us) are ascendant, but what are the perennial, enduring themes of the last twenty years?
Blog post about the project: https://medium.com/@tristan_roddis/bot-to-the-future-3a22e66b2b01
Video of the lightning talk: https://vimeo.com/328666025#t=3m40s
Talk slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1DHKLS2Jd69D7iuuKrNJ1uFV3fb12xiHB9tD8xyxkcQY/edit?usp=sharing
Graphical search of MuseWeb words over time: https://cogapplabs.github.io/mwbot/
Repository of code and data: https://github.com/CogappLabs/mwbot/
Natural Language Toolkit: https://www.nltk.org/
Markov chains: https://brilliant.org/wiki/markov-chains/