** A major challenge in applying machine learning to automated theorem proving is the scarcity of training data, which is a key ingredient in training successful deep learning models. To tackle this problem, we propose an approach that relies on training purely with synthetically generated theorems, without any human data aside from axioms. We use these theorems to train a neurally-guided saturation-based prover. Our neural prover outperforms the state-of-the-art E-prover on this synthetic data in both time and search steps, and shows significant transfer to the unseen human-written theorems from the TPTP library, where it solves 72\% of first-order problems without equality. **

** The number of databases as well as their size and complexity is increasing. This creates a barrier to use especially for non-experts, who have to come to grips with the nature of the data, the way it has been represented in the database, and the specific query languages or user interfaces by which data are accessed. These difficulties worsen in research settings, where it is common to work with many different databases. One approach to improving this situation is to allow users to pose their queries in natural language. In this work we describe a machine learning framework, Polyglotter, that in a general way supports the mapping of natural language searches to database queries. Importantly, it does not require the creation of manually annotated data for training and therefore can be applied easily to multiple domains. The framework is polyglot in the sense that it supports multiple different database engines that are accessed with a variety of query languages, including SQL and Cypher. Furthermore Polyglotter also supports multi-class queries. Our results indicate that our framework performs well on both synthetic and real databases, and may provide opportunities for database maintainers to improve accessibility to their resources. **

** B\'ezier simplex fitting algorithms have been recently proposed to approximate the Pareto set/front of multi-objective continuous optimization problems. These new methods have shown to be successful at approximating various shapes of Pareto sets/fronts when sample points exactly lie on the Pareto set/front. However, if the sample points scatter away from the Pareto set/front, those methods often likely suffer from over-fitting. To overcome this issue, in this paper, we extend the B\'ezier simplex model to a probabilistic one and propose a new learning algorithm of it, which falls into the framework of approximate Bayesian computation (ABC) based on the Wasserstein distance. We also study the convergence property of the Wasserstein ABC algorithm. An extensive experimental evaluation on publicly available problem instances shows that the new algorithm converges on a finite sample. Moreover, it outperforms the deterministic fitting methods on noisy instances. **

** Recent publications on automatic-speech-recognition (ASR) have a strong focus on attention encoder-decoder (AED) architectures which work well for large datasets, but tend to overfit when applied in low resource scenarios. One solution to tackle this issue is to generate synthetic data with a trained text-to-speech system (TTS) if additional text is available. This was successfully applied in many publications with AED systems. We present a novel approach of silence correction in the data pre-processing for TTS systems which increases the robustness when training on corpora targeted for ASR applications. In this work we do not only show the successful application of synthetic data for AED systems, but also test the same method on a highly optimized state-of-the-art Hybrid ASR system and a competitive monophone based system using connectionist-temporal-classification (CTC). We show that for the later systems the addition of synthetic data only has a minor effect, but they still outperform the AED systems by a large margin on LibriSpeech-100h. We achieve a final word-error-rate of 3.3%/10.0% with a Hybrid system on the clean/noisy test-sets, surpassing any previous state-of-the-art systems that do not include unlabeled audio data. **

** Given a social network of users with selection cost, the \textsc{Budgeted Influence Maximization Problem} (\emph{BIM Problem} in short) asks for selecting a subset of the nodes (known as \emph{seed nodes}) within an allocated budget for initial activation to maximize the influence in the network. In this paper, we study this problem under the \emph{co\mbox{-}operative game theoretic} framework. We model this problem as a co\mbox{-}operative game where the users of the network are the players and for a group of users, the expected influence by them under the \emph{Maximum Influence Arborences} diffusion model is its utility. We call this game as \emph{BIM Game} and show this is `non-convex' and `sub-additive'. Based on the proposed game\mbox{-}theoretic model and using the solution concept called `Shapley Value', we propose an iterative algorithm for finding seed nodes. The proposed methodology is divided into mainly two broad steps: the first one is computing the approximate marginal gain in \emph{Shapley Value} for all the nodes of the network, and the second one is selecting seed nodes from the sorted list until the budget is exhausted. We also show that the proposed methodology can even be more effective when the community structure of the network is exploited. The proposed methodologies have been implemented, and an extensive set of experiments have been conducted with three publicly available social network datasets. From the experiments, we observe that the seed set selected by the proposed methodologies lead to more number of influence nodes compared to many standard and baseline methods from the literature with a reasonable computational overhead. In particular, if the community structure of the network is exploited then there is an increase upto $2 \%$ in number of influenced nodes. **

** Self-training algorithms, which train a model to fit pseudolabels predicted by another previously-learned model, have been very successful for learning with unlabeled data using neural networks. However, the current theoretical understanding of self-training only applies to linear models. This work provides a unified theoretical analysis of self-training with deep networks for semi-supervised learning, unsupervised domain adaptation, and unsupervised learning. At the core of our analysis is a simple but realistic ``expansion'' assumption, which states that a low-probability subset of the data must expand to a neighborhood with large probability relative to the subset. We also assume that neighborhoods of examples in different classes have minimal overlap. We prove that under these assumptions, the minimizers of population objectives based on self-training and input-consistency regularization will achieve high accuracy with respect to ground-truth labels. By using off-the-shelf generalization bounds, we immediately convert this result to sample complexity guarantees for neural nets that are polynomial in the margin and Lipschitzness. Our results help explain the empirical successes of recently proposed self-training algorithms which use input consistency regularization. **

** The notion of "in-domain data" in NLP is often over-simplistic and vague, as textual data varies in many nuanced linguistic aspects such as topic, style or level of formality. In addition, domain labels are many times unavailable, making it challenging to build domain-specific systems. We show that massive pre-trained language models implicitly learn sentence representations that cluster by domains without supervision -- suggesting a simple data-driven definition of domains in textual data. We harness this property and propose domain data selection methods based on such models, which require only a small set of in-domain monolingual data. We evaluate our data selection methods for neural machine translation across five diverse domains, where they outperform an established approach as measured by both BLEU and by precision and recall of sentence selection with respect to an oracle. **

** Our interest in this paper is in meeting a rapidly growing industrial demand for information extraction from images of documents such as invoices, bills, receipts etc. In practice users are able to provide a very small number of example images labeled with the information that needs to be extracted. We adopt a novel two-level neuro-deductive, approach where (a) we use pre-trained deep neural networks to populate a relational database with facts about each document-image; and (b) we use a form of deductive reasoning, related to meta-interpretive learning of transition systems to learn extraction programs: Given task-specific transitions defined using the entities and relations identified by the neural detectors and a small number of instances (usually 1, sometimes 2) of images and the desired outputs, a resource-bounded meta-interpreter constructs proofs for the instance(s) via logical deduction; a set of logic programs that extract each desired entity is easily synthesized from such proofs. In most cases a single training example together with a noisy-clone of itself suffices to learn a program-set that generalizes well on test documents, at which time the value of each entity is determined by a majority vote across its program-set. We demonstrate our two-level neuro-deductive approach on publicly available datasets ("Patent" and "Doctor's Bills") and also describe its use in a real-life industrial problem. **

** Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) have shown great promise in tasks like synthetic image generation, image inpainting, style transfer, and anomaly detection. However, generating discrete data is a challenge. This work presents an adversarial training based correlated discrete data (CDD) generation model. It also details an approach for conditional CDD generation. The results of our approach are presented over two datasets; job-seeking candidates skill set (private dataset) and MNIST (public dataset). From quantitative and qualitative analysis of these results, we show that our model performs better as it leverages inherent correlation in the data, than an existing model that overlooks correlation. **