Geek Night this Monday 27th July at 7.30. is on
Stylometric Signals with Rachel Cotterill, who says,
“Whenever we communicate, we must choose not only what to say but how to say it. It should be obvious that appropriate use of language depends on who you’re talking to: we all make these decisions constantly, consciously and subconsciously, every time we chat to a friend or compose an email (or put together an intro like this). It follows that there’s a signal to be extracted from the linguistic noise, allowing real-world predictions to be made from linguistic features.
Drawing on sociology, psychology, linguistics, statistics, and computing, Rachel will talk about her recent research in this field — along with a broader introduction to the information that leaks out in the margins every time you open your mouth.”
Rachel Cotterill is a computational linguist with over 10 years experience in sociolinguistics and pragmatics, studying the gaps between what people say and what they mean.
Maybe a little more academic than usual but definitely still sprinkled with Maths and Code!
So yes! We are squeezing in one more Geek Night to the recent fortnightly successions before taking a short break to commence again in September.
Entry is free with a suggested donation of £3
to help support deepspaceworks non-funded community art centre & keep places like this available to all.
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