AI Workshop: “Working with Embeddings: An Introductory Workshop with Applications on Semantic Search”

AI Workshop | February 28, 2024 | Potsdam | 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | other dates

In this workshop, you will learn various approaches to creating a semantic search engine. You will need basic Python knowledge for this. In the background talk to be watched in advance, you will learn what embeddings are. In the workshop itself, we will then show you how different embedding models work and what their advantages and disadvantages are. 

In this hands-on workshop, we will look at proven embeddings, such as the bag-of-words model. We will explore their applications and related considerations, especially with regard to building our own semantic search engine. In addition, we explore modern techniques that make it possible to develop embeddings. We apply what we learn in practice by continuously testing the developed embeddings in the context of semantic search and evaluating their effectiveness in retrieving relevant information.

All you need to bring is your own laptop. Participants will receive an email prior to the start of the course with instructions on the programs to be installed in advance. You can gain the necessary background knowledge for the workshop by watching this background talk.

Workshop language: German and English

Building H (main building of the HPI), Room H-E.51/52
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße 2-3, 14482 Potsdam

Register here to learn how to develop embeddings yourself.

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