ESP Biography


Major: 6-2

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2024

Picture of Shruti Garg

Brief Biographical Sketch:

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Past Classes

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C15347: What NLP can tell us about Fandom History! in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Do you want to learn about fandom history? Or learn more about Natural Language Processing (NLP)? Do you just want to vibe and try to scrape AO3 data as we heatedly debate the varied versions of Fandom History we've got? Or both? Then join us in using NLP techniques on some milestone fanfictions (yes i mean my immortal, no i don't mean only my immortal), and generally fanfictions spread across the decades to Draw Conclusions TM. Our topic of investigation will depend on popular demand, but the default will be examining attitudes towards gender and sexuality as they evolved over time. I'll be reviewing what NLP is, different approaches to it at the beginning, and, of course, a generalized timeline of fandom history. We will then dive into getting set up with NLP stuff and investigating Stuff! If we've time, we'll also review stuff people have done on Fandom and Data/NLP!! PS. Remember to leave your judgement and ego at the door- this will be a respectful, accepting atmosphere for all students. We're here to learn not to hash out arguments the fandom world has every day.