NLP4Vis: Natural Language Processing for Information Visualization

Half-day tutorial at IEEE Vis Conference 2022.

Overview

This tutorial will provide an introduction to natural language processing (NLP) to the interested researchers in the visualization (Vis) community. It will first motivate why NLP4Vis is an important area of research and provide an overview of research topics on combining NLP and Vis techniques. Then an overview of basic NLP techniques for text analysis followed by state-of-the-art deep learning models for NLP will be covered. In the final part, we will focus on various application tasks at the intersection of NLP and Vis. We will conclude with an interactive discussion of future challenges for NLP+Vis applications. The audience will include researchers interested in applying NLP for visualizations as well as others who focus more generally at the intersection of machine learning and visualization.

Materials

Organizers

Enamul Hoque
Enamul Hoque

York University

Shafiq Joty
Shafiq Joty

Salesforce AI Research and Nanyang Technological University