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NLP News Cypher | 04.26.20
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NLP News Cypher | 04.26.20

Last Updated on July 24, 2023 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Ricky Costa

Originally published on Towards AI.

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NLP News Cypher U+007C 04.26.20


Last week was a whirlwind. Thank you for your support. U+1F92F

If you’re not in the loop, last week we released the Super Duper NLP Repo! A collection of 100+ Colab notebooks using models to perform various NLP tasks. Periodically, we’ll continue to update this repo as we've done with the Big Bad NLP Database. If interested, you can always follow our Twitter for database updates.

To explore the repo, travel here:

The Super Duper NLP Repo

Colab notebooks for various tasks in NLP

Oh and good news, Colab’s project manager likes the Super Duper NLP Repo:

FYI, we’re prepping for our upcoming update of the Big Bad NLP Database, and if you know of a dataset to include, please let us know! We’ll give you a nice shout-out on Twitter.

How was your week? U+1F60E

This Week:

AI Goes Virtual

Serving with Facebook & AWS

ScaledML Conference Presentations

DeepPavlov Updates

Paraphrasing Conversational AI

Dataset of the Week: SCAN

AI Goes Virtual

As you read this, the ICLR conference is currently underway (virtually). In the meantime, you can always check out their accepted papers in the link below. Paperswithcode released a nice list of ICLR papers, which of course, includes code!

List of ICLR Papers:

Papers with Code – ICLR 2020 1

If this is not done, the meta-learner can ignore the task training data and learn a single model that performs all of…

Most Popular Paper:


Implemention of meta-regularizers as described in Meta-Learning without Memorization by Mingzhang Yin, George Tucker…

Serving with Facebook & AWS

Looks like PyTorch is getting a partner with the folks that deliver us those brown boxes every day. With more and more peeps looking to deploy models with their favorite framework, AWS and FB delivered TorchServe this past week (and it’s implemented in Java):

TorchServe is a framework for serving AI models and offers the developer with…

“multi-model serving, logging, metrics for monitoring, and the creation of RESTful endpoints for application integration.”

Facebook AI, AWS partner to release new PyTorch libraries

As part of the broader PyTorch community, Facebook AI and AWS engineers have partnered to develop new libraries…

Example codebase:

Announcing TorchServe, An Open Source Model Server for PyTorch U+007C Amazon Web Services

PyTorch is one of the most popular open-source libraries for deep learning. Developers and researchers particularly…



TorchServe is a flexible and easy to use tool for serving PyTorch models. For full documentation, see Model Server for…

Google be like…

ScaledML Conference Presentations

Back in February, when traveling was still a thing, a conference happened. And all the stars showed up: Chollet, Karpathy, Sutskever and many others.

(Even Lex Fridman’s Men-in-Black suit showed up)

In the link below, you can find their presentations and if you’re lucky, a few of them provide PowerPoint slides.

My personal favorite prese comes from Karpathy because we get a first-hand account of real-world ML models at scale. And according to the Tesla guru, just troubleshooting stop signs is a major headache.

ScaledML Media Archive – Preview

Interested in Machine Learning? Attend the annual ScaledML Conference. Topics on hardware, computer vision, AI, scaling…

DeepPavlov Updates

Don’t sleep on DeepPavlov, they’ve got the goods when it comes to NLP. So much, that I’ve added their great notebooks to the Super Duper repo.

And they also have a new update for their framework:


You can't perform that action at this time. You signed in with another tab or window. You signed out in another tab or…

Paraphrasing Conversational AI

RASA is experimenting with a paraphrasing model in order to improve the intent classification for conversational agents. Their model takes in a sentence and then generates multiple paraphrases. If you use it, make sure you leave RASA a note as they’re looking for community feedback. (they’ve included a Colab notebook too)

Paraphrasing for NLU Data Augmentation[Experimental]

Problem As developers start building their assistant, one of the major critical tasks is to add training data for all…

Colab of the Week:

Google Colaboratory

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Dataset of the Week: SCAN

What is it?

“SCAN is a set of simple language-driven navigation tasks for studying compositional learning and zero-shot generalization.”


Where is it?


SCAN is a set of simple language-driven navigation tasks for studying compositional learning and zero-shot…

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