The Summer School 2022, on “Applied NLP and Unstructured Data Analytics”, organized by International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) in collaboration with Kerala State IT Mission (KSITM), was held from May 4th to 17th 2022 at International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS). The school convened participants who were Post Graduate students, Research scholars, Faculty and Professionals from industry. The aim of the school was to improve their participation in FOSS communities as well as mould the individuals in the field of Natural Language Processing. The invited talks and hands-on sessions provided an opportunity for the participants to acquire individual attention of mentors and to develop network between themselves. The Summer school encouraged the participants to come up with the best and brightest ideas in various areas of natural language processing and machine learning. Summer School sessions are Project Oriented i.e. the content covers practically with concepts of theoretical knowledge. As this event is part of the Gender and Technology program, 50% of the participants were women. It is the second installment of this program. Talks and workshops went hand in hand to deliver an immersive learning experience and underwent a project at the end of the camp.
A total of 26 participants attended the school. This program is designed by ICFOSS to empower the technologists with Industrial Knowledge in the particular domain through hands on trainings and workshops.
The event involved participants focussing on the academic and research development in the area of language processing. The participants were very keen on presenting their project proposals and the best project from each groups won prizes. The program was a great success.
Detailed report can be found here