The Most Exciting Natural Language Processing Research of 2019 So Far
The data revolution isn’t just about numbers, as researchers are teaching machines how to process natural language as data. The evolving capacity that machines have to interpret human speech, whether written or spoken, opens new possibilities for the interactions between computers and people. Below, we have highlighted some of... Read more
Ben Vigoda on the New Era of NLP
Many apps and programs claim to be able to understand you and are at least capable of engaging in superficial interactions. Spend long enough talking to one of these programs, however, and you’ll no doubt see the hallmarks of imperfectly reproduced natural language. That technology has not yet caught... Read more
The Power of Universal Latent Space In Medical Breakthroughs
The cost to develop new medicines has grown tremendously despite our computing and medical advances. Although we have a greater need than ever for massive breakthroughs in medical science, the industry itself is still a slow, highly regimented field. Mason Victors, CTO and CPO for Recursion Pharmaceuticals believes that... Read more
Watch: Project Feels – Deep Text Models for Sentiment Analysis
This video discusses the use of active learning, deep learning, Bayesian inference, and causality in Project Feels. This project, developed by the Data Science Group at the New York Times, sought to predict how likely a given article was to evoke a range of emotions. Thus project crowdsourced data... Read more
Watch: A Breakthrough for Natural Language
Natural language is valuable, but it is complex. With a 1,000 word vocabulary, a 15-word sentence can easily express more than 1e30 (a 1 with 30 zeros) different ideas. Today’s natural language processing is trained to bucket a sentence into one of a few thousand categories–which also means it... Read more
The State of Automatic Text Summarization with NLP
Ideally, NLP will be able to help humans complete tedious text-evaluation tasks, and its potential for use in fields like law and medicine have elicited significant enthusiasm. But where NLP has been applied to processes that do not align with strict mathematical evaluation, which perhaps require judgments of value,... Read more
Intro to Language Processing with the NLTK
Hidden information often lies deep within the boundaries of what we can perceive with our eyes and our ears. Some look to data for that purpose, and most of the time, data can tell us more than we thought was imaginable. But sometimes data might not be clear cut... Read more
Getting to Know Natural Language Understanding
We like to imagine talking to computers the way Picard spoke to Data in Next Generation, but in reality, natural language processing is more than just teaching a computer to understand words. The subtext of how and why we use the words we do is notoriously difficult for computers... Read more
Deep-Text Analysis for Journalism
The challenges faced by traditional media companies in the digital age are well-documented and numerous. Massive layoffs of journalists, shrinking subscription rolls, and termination of the print editions of many smaller newspapers clearly indicate changing consumer preferences. In order to stay relevant, or even solvent, traditional outlets will need... Read more
Using NLP and ML to Analyze Legislative Burdens Upon Businesses
The process of legal reasoning and decision making is heavily reliant on information stored in text. Tasks like due diligence, contract review, and legal discovery, that are traditionally time-consuming, can be automated, saving a huge amount of time. This makes the development of approaches that leverage natural language processing... Read more