Kelly Lecture to feature CMU engineer's machine learning research

Tom Mitchell of Carnegie Mellon University will present "Never-Ending Language Learner" at the James. F. Kelly Distinguished Lecture Series from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in 113 IST Building on Penn State's University Park campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Mitchell is the E. Fredkin Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Learning and director of the Center for Automated Learning and Discovery in the School of Computer Science. He will describe the efforts to build a Never-Ending Language Learner (NELL) that runs continuously to read facts from the Web and add them to its knowledge base. He will review the three key ideas that were implemented in developing NELL.

NELL has been running for two years; Mitchell will explain the results thus far and the future of NELL. More information about NELL is available at: http://rtw.ml.cmu.edu online.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Computer and Science Engineering.

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Last Updated April 10, 2012