What’re you doing this Friday? If you’re around Whistler, Canada, you should come to the “Applications for Topic Models: Text and Beyond” workshop at NIPS, where you can learn about all sorts of new, well, applications for topic models! I’ll be delivering a talk on financial applications of topic models, such as identifying industrial sectors and discovering the underlying relationships between companies. It’s a way of learning about the economy without having any distracting chance of making money off of it!