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##The eighth edition of The Fifth Elephant will be held in Bangalore on 25 and 26 July. A thousand data scientists, ML engineers, data engineers and analysts will gather at the NIMHANS Convention Centre in Bangalore to discuss:
- Model management, including data cleaning, instrumentation and productionizing data science.
- Bad data and case studies of failure in building data products.
- Identifying and handling fraud + data security at scale
- Applications of data science in agriculture, media and marketing, supply chain, geo-location, SaaS and e-commerce.
- Feature engineering and ML platforms.
- What it takes to create data-driven cultures in organizations of different scales.
1. Meet Peter Wang, co-founder of Anaconda Inc, and learn about why data privacy is the first step towards robust data management; the journey of building Anaconda; and Anaconda in enterprise.
2. Talk to the Fulfillment and Supply Group (FSG) team from Flipkart, and learn about their work with platform engineering where ground truths are the source of data.
3. Attend tutorials on Deep Learning with RedisAI; TransmorgifyAI, Salesforce’s open source AutoML.
4. Discuss interesting problems to solve with data science in agriculture, SaaS perspective on multi-tenancy in Machine Learning (with the Freshworks team), bias in intent classification and recommendations.
5. Meet data science, data engineering and product teams from sponsoring companies to understand how they are handling data and leveraging intelligence from data to solve interesting problems.
##Why you should attend?
- Network with peers and practitioners from the data ecosystem
- Share approaches to solving expensive problems such as cleanliness of training data, model management and versioning data
- Demo your ideas in the demo session
- Join Birds of Feather (BOF) sessions to have productive discussions on focussed topics. Or, start your own Birds of Feather (BOF) session.
##Full schedule published here: https://hasgeek.com/fifthelephant/2019/schedule
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An open Assistive translation framework for Indic Language - Samantar
Session type: Short talk of 20 mins
India is a land of many languages. There are 23 official and much more unofficial languages prevalently used in day-to-day conversations. Unfortunately, information dissemination to the low resource languages get difficult because of the geo-spatial distances. Popular translation platforms helped to fill this gap in major languages but their efficiency is challenged by the lack of availability of proper datasets and their generic nature. This problem is very evident when more domain information gets involved.
We present Samantar, an open translation suggestion framework targeted at Indian languages. Samantar is built with open parallel corpora and opensource technologies. The translations can be tuned to suggest according to different target domains.
In this case study, we will be discussing the following areas
- Requirement of a translation systems in social context
- State of current translation systems
- Collation of open corpora for various languages
- Parallel corpora collection in various sectors like Budgets, Judiciary etc..
- Various approaches of translation systems
- Natural Language Processing techniques crucial to translation systems.
- Evaluation and usage of existing open source translation systems like moses, open NMT etc..
- Highlevel architecture of samantar
- Various ways of interacting and colloboration with the framework
- Domain adoptation with the translation framework
- Road ahead
This session addresses following points/areas
- Overview of NLP for Indic Languages
- Open translation systems and their applications
- Open Parallel Corpora available
- A Indic language translation framework
- Challenges working with Indic Languages for NLP
- Domain based translation mechanisms
Deepthi Chand has been on the forefront of the data-for-good movement in India. Over the last six years he has dabbled in various roles from an application developer in MNCs to a data strategist for various civil-society organizations and government agencies. He is co-founder and director of CivicDataLab, where he works to harness data, tech, design and social science to strengthen civic-engagements in India. He has been leading DataKind Bangalore, a community of data scientists volunteering their time to help non-profits do data-driven decision making over the weekends. He is determined to work on key issues in social sector using open-source software, open data and algorithmic research.