Training a Medication Named-Entity Recognition Model From Scratch with spaCy
Editor’s note: Ben is a speaker for ODSC East 2022. Be sure to check out his talk, “Neural Named-Entity Recognition pipelines with spaCy,” there! The uptake of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems grew five-fold between 2008 and 2013 and has only been increasing since. These record... Read more
Building Named Entity Recognition and Relationship Extraction Components with HuggingFace Transformers
Editor’s note: Sujit Pal is a speaker for ODSC East 2022. Be sure to check out his talk, “Transformer Based Approaches to Named Entity Recognition (NER) and Relationship Extraction (RE),” there! Named Entity Recognition (NER) is the process of identifying word or phrase spans in unstructured... Read more
GPT-3, RNNs and All That: A Deep Dive into Language Modeling
As I’ve been working on Chai I’ve been exposed to large language models (LLMs), something I didn’t really know anything about previously. In this article, I’ll summarise everything I have since learned on the subject. We’ll go from the very simple (what researchers were doing 40-ish years... Read more
Is Natural Language Processing Advanced Enough to Tackle Legal Documentation?
Natural language processing (NLP) is one of the most practical AI fields today. This technology is the driving force behind chatbots, smart speakers, and spell-checkers, and it could go further. Many law firms have started to take note of NLP’s potential. The legal industry seems like... Read more
Accelerating Business Growth with Natural Language Processing 
Editor’s Note: Sameer is a speaker for ODSC East 2022. Be sure to check out his talk, “Natural Language Processing in Accelerating Business Growth,” to learn more about NLP applications in business! Natural language Processing (NLP) is a sub-discipline within Artificial Intelligence (AI) that enables the... Read more
Just Enough Theoretical Underpinnings for NLP
Editor’s note: Chengyin Eng is a speaker for ODSC East 2022. Be sure to check out her talk, “Evolution of NLP and its Underpinnings,” there! “How do you say good morning in Spanish?” – This is an early research example in the field of Natural Language... Read more
4 Things You Should Know About Conversational AI
Technology has always been geared toward convenience and improving the quality of life for mankind. One of the ways of achieving this is through a better understanding of the human mind–their actions, behaviors, and tendencies. One of the results of this pursuit is conversational AI. Nowadays,... Read more
ODSC East Warmup Guide to spaCy
spaCy is an open-source library used for advanced Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Python. spaCy is primarily used in the production environment for building applications that can process and understand large volumes of text. It is a fast library with an API that accesses the methods... Read more
40 NLP Platforms and Skills That Employers Are Looking For in 2022
NLP is in right now. As the world struggles with COVID-19 still, companies are finding more use for chatbots, conversational AI, and so on. Just as we did with data engineering skills, we looked at over 20,000  NLP job descriptions to find the most in-demand NLP... Read more
Emily Dickinson and the Meter of Mood: An Experiment in Text Analysis
Article by Jen Looper, Principal Cloud Developer Advocate Lead at Microsoft on the Next Generation Team. I tie my Hat — I crease my Shawl — Life’s little duties do — precisely — As the very least Were infinite — to me — I put new... Read more