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The NLP Cypher | 05.09.21
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The NLP Cypher | 05.09.21

Last Updated on July 24, 2023 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Ricky Costa

Originally published on Towards AI.

Saturn as seen from Mimas U+007C Chesley Bonestell


The NLP Cypher U+007C 05.09.21

Lost Tales

I mostly know as an onion site with a great collection of urls for parasailing tor-land (aka darknet). To be honest, I didn’t even know had a clearnet site. And very recently, its clearnet mirror was phished for a total of 4–5 days. U+1F440

Apparently a threat actor presented a fake court order to’s domain registrar. And in return, they obtained access to the’s hosting and rerouted traffic to the bad actor’s mirrored web page. It phished the pages URLs with the intention on fooling people into thinking they were buying products on the dark markets when instead the bad actor(s) were pocketing their bitcoin. This has caused a big uproar in the hacking community given’s popularity.U+1F976

The anonymous owner of appeared on a hacker podcast this past weekend to discuss the hijacking and spoke via a text-to-speech software as to protect their voice identity. You can watch/listen here:

And in other news…

ICLR Residuals…

Google at ICLR 2021

The 9th International Conference on Learning Representations ( ICLR 2021), a virtual conference focused on deep…

Stanford AI Lab Papers and Talks at ICLR 2021

The International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2021 is being hosted virtually from May 3rd – May 7th…

Galkin’s Knowledge Graph Review from ICLR

Couldn’t have a conference without getting a Galkin knowledge graph review!


  1. Reasoning in Knowledge Graphs: Simpler than you thought
  2. Temporal Logics and KGs
  3. NLP Perspective: PMI & Relations, Entity Linking
  4. Complex Question Answering: More Modalities
  5. Lookback

Knowledge Graphs @ ICLR 2021

Your guide to the KG-related research in ML, May edition

THE NLP Index Update

Since last week, we’ve added ~750 new repos to the index and I’ve included GitHub stars and programming language for each repo.

In addition, we also added nearly 1,000 introductory videos for select assets. Thank you to Amit Chaudhary for the data! U+1F431‍U+1F464

Check it out here:

The NLP Index

Top NLP Code Repositories – Quantum Stat

A Commonsense Knowledge Base Construction

Checkout how the Max Planck Institute for Informatics is building commonsense knowledge bases.

This paper introduces 3 systems:

Quasimodo: “an open-source commonsense knowledge base designed to get relevant properties about entities.” site

Dice: “a reasoning framework for deriving refined and expressive commonsense knowledge from existing CSK collections.” site

Ascent: “a pipeline for automatically collecting, extracting and consolidating commonsense knowledge (CSK) from the web.” site

A Large Netflix Dataset

“This dataset combines data sources from Netflix, Rotten Tomatoes, IMBD, posters, box office information, trailers on YouTube, and more using a variety of APIs.” Netflix doesn’t have it’s own API so the devs just went nuclear on triangulating Netflix’s data via other sources. U+1F649

Last updated April 2021 according to authors.

Latest Netflix data with 26+ joined attributes

Latest, complete Netflix movie dataset created from 4 APIs

Awesome Self-Supervised Learning

Index for all things Self-Supervised Learning across different domains such as vision, NLP, graphs and more.


A curated list of awesome self-supervised methods. Contribute to jason718/awesome-self-supervised-learning development…

For an intuitive intro into self-supervised learning, check out Sergey Ivanov’s blog:

GML In-Depth: three forms of self-supervised learning

Hello and welcome to the graph ML newsletter! This in-depth post is about self-supervised learning (SSL) and its…

Repo Cypher U+1F468‍U+1F4BB

A collection of recently released repos that caught our U+1F441

SUPERB Benchmark for Speech

A collection of benchmarking resources to evaluate the capability of a universal shared representation for speech processing. SUPERB consists of the following:

A benchmark of ten speech processing tasks built on established public datasets,

A BENCHMARK TOOLKIT designed to evaluate and analyze pretrained model performance on various downstream tasks following the conventional evaluation protocols from speech communities,

A public LEADERBOARD for SUBMISSIONS and performance tracking on the benchmark.

SUPERB: Speech processing Universal PERformance Benchmark

A comprehensive and reproducible benchmark for Self-supervised Speech Representation Learning

Associated repo:


April 2021: Support SUPERB: Speech processing Universal PERformance Benchmark, submitted to Interspeech 2021 Jan 2021…

Connected Papers U+1F4C8

Explainable Text VQA

A dataset containing ground truth visual and multi-reference textual explanations that can be leveraged during both training and evaluation.

Dataset not officially out yet, but keep track of this repo for updates.


We will shortly release the TextVQA-X dataset accompanying the A First Look: Towards Explainable TextVQA Models via…

Connected Papers U+1F4C8

Rare Disease Identification

Using ontologies and weak supervision to identify rare diseases from clinical notes.


This repository presents an approach using ontologies and weak supervision to identify rare diseases from clinical…

Connected Papers U+1F4C8

The Carleton Benchmark Suite (CBench)

A benchmarking framework for evaluating question answering systems over knowledge graphs.


CBench is an extensible and more informative benchmarking framework for evaluating question answering systems over…

Connected Papers U+1F4C8

AMR Parser with Action-Pointer Transformer

Abstract Meaning Representation (AMR) parsing is a sentence-to-graph prediction task where target nodes are not explicitly aligned to sentence tokens.

Authors used a transformer that handles the generation of arbitrary graph constructs.


Transition-based parser for Abstract Meaning Representation (AMR) in Pytorch. The code includes two fundamental…

Connected Papers U+1F4C8


ADAM is a demonstration of “grounded language acquisition,” which is to say learning (some amount of) language from observing how language is used in concrete situations, like infants (presumably) do. U+1F440

This work is under DARPA’s Grounded Artificial Intelligence Language Acquisition (GAILA) program. U+1F6F8U+1F47D


ADAM is ISI's effort under DARPA's Grounded Artificial Intelligence Language Acquisition (GAILA) program. Background…

Connected Papers U+1F4C8

Knover U+007C Knowledge Grounded Dialogue Generation

Knover is a toolkit for knowledge grounded dialogue generation based on PaddlePaddle. Knover allows researchers and developers to carry out efficient training/inference of large-scale dialogue generation models.


Knover is a toolkit for knowledge grounded dialogue generation based on PaddlePaddle. Knover allows researchers and…

Connected Papers U+1F4C8

Dataset of the Week: Ascent

What is it?

A pipeline for automatically collecting, extracting and consolidating commonsense knowledge (CSK) from the web.

Where is it?


Ascent ( Advanced Semantics for Commons ense K nowledge Ex t raction) is a pipeline for automatically collecting…

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