|Episode 3 of MWST: Computational Linguistics: Machines and Languages with Dr. Mona T.Diab|
The 3rd episode of Muslim Women in Science and Technology ventured into the digital age with Dr. Mona T.Diab. It was an immense honour for KSS to be conversation with Dr. Mona on Wednesday, 9th September 2020. Dr. Diab is computational linguist and a professor at the Department of Computer Science at George Washington University, USA.
In our session with her, we explored how machines are taught/programmed to understand human languages. Dr. Diab explained the different applications and means being used to teach machines to understand human language along with the emotions attached with them. She also talked about her work in field, how she and her team are currently working on low resource languages. Dr. Diab also gave us a glimpse of her life, her struggles and inspiration in getting to where she is today.