NLP
The Promise of Retrofitting: Building Better Models for Natural Language Processing
Editor’s note: Catherine is a speaker for the upcoming ODSC East 2019 this April 30-May 3! Be sure to check out her talk, “Adding Context and Cognition to Modern NLP Techniques.” OpenAI’s Andrej Karpathy famously said, “I don’t have to actually experience crashing my car into a wall a... Read more
Business Applications of AI-Powered NLP
It’s difficult enough to teach people language, not to mention machines, and for this reason, language proficiency for computers is a moving target. People in the industry have struggled for years with the question of how to get more meaningful data into the hands of those who need it,... Read more
Linguistics In NLP: Why So Complex?
Natural language processing has many applications across both business and software development, but roadblocks in human language have made text challenging to analyze and replicate. Why can’t computers seem to get it exactly right? Mariana Romanyshyn from Grammarly sheds light on why and discusses what you need to know... Read more
Combining Millions of Products Into One Marketplace Using Computer Vision and NLP
Editor’s note: Ali Vanderveld will present on this topic at ODSC East 2019! Check out her talk here. ShopRunner is an e-commerce company that receives feeds of product data from over 140 different retailer partners, including large department stores and retailers that specialize in clothing, electronics, appliances, nutritional products,... Read more
Essential NLP Tools, Code, and Tips
In a previous article, we introduced the influential impact of natural language processing (NLP) in different industries and explained the way this discipline is reshaping several fields, yet facing huge challenges on its way. The main drawbacks we face these days with NLP relate to the fact that language... Read more
An Introduction to Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Everything we express (either verbally or in written) carries huge amounts of information. The topic we choose, our tone, our selection of words, everything adds some type of information that can be interpreted and value can be extracted from it. In theory, we can understand and even predict human... Read more
NLP is Changing More Than Just Business: Applications of NLP in History, Art, and Higher Ed
Natural language processing (NLP) is affecting more than just your chatbot experience. It has broad-reaching applications in any field where data is king. Here’s a hint: that’s every field. You may not expect NLP to transform fields outside business and finance, but considering how much data humans have produced... Read more
The Need For Mission Critical Text Analytics
“There’s simply too much textual information available for human beings to find or analyze it by themselves. Machines must help,” said Chris Biow, the senior vice president of Global Public Sector at Basis Technology. A 20-year text analytics veteran, Biow started his career in the space in 2000 working... Read more
Real-Life Robocop: How NLP Is Fighting Financial Crime
Introduction “There used to be a point where chatbots could barely understand slang. Now, they’re able to recognize numerous languages and styles.” The amazing progress artificial intelligence has made in human language processing fascinates Kfir Bar, chief scientist at Basis Technology. For years, Bar has explored the gambit of... Read more
NLP — Building a Question Answering model
I recently completed a course on NLP through Deep Learning (CS224N) at Stanford and loved the experience. Learnt a whole bunch of new things. For my final project I worked on a question answering model built on Stanford Question Answering Dataset (SQuAD). In this blog, I want to cover the... Read more