Future Directions in Natural Language Processing: The Bolt Beranek and Newman Natural Language Symposium

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The Workshop on Future Directions in NLP was held at Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc. (BBN), in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 29 November to 1 December 1989. The workshop was organized and hosted by Madeleine Bates and Ralph Weischedel of the BBN Speech and Natural Language Department and sponsored by BBN's Science Development Program.


Natural Language Processing and Natural Language Generation: What's the Difference?

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Given the nature of our business, we often encounter confusion between Natural Language Processing (NLP), Natural Language Generation (NLG), and Natural Language Understanding (NLU). To most folks, NLP is "Computers reading language." I mentioned NLU earlier; NLU stands for Natural Language Understanding, and is a specific type of NLP. The "reading" aspect of NLP is broad and encompasses a variety of applications, including things like: A more advanced application of NLP is NLU, ie.


Natural Language Access to Enterprise Data

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This paper describes USI Answers -- a natural language question answering system for enterprise data. We report on the progress towards the goal of offering easy access to enterprise data to a large number of business users, most of whom are not familiar with the specific syntax or semantics of the underlying data sources. Additional complications come from the nature of the data, which comes both as structured and unstructured. The proposed solution allows users to express questions in natural language, makes apparent the system's interpretation of the query, and allows easy query adjustment and reformulation.


Swift 4 Natural Language Processing Part 1.2

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Machine learning is absolutely fascinating and if you watched the WWDC 2017 sessions, you know how awesome it is! So in this set of videos, I'll be sharing with you what I learned about Natural Language Processing in this last video of the NLP series and discovered with NSLinguisticTagger and how powerful it is. If you want to explore and analyze natural language, I break it down for you!;) If you want to explore and learn more about it, definitely read the documentation and watch the videos: https://developer.apple.com/machine-l... Also, do some experiments! I didn't show the raw output for tag and tokens, I dare you to see what outputs without forcible unwrapping everything (which isn't the best thing to do - guard statements should be used if you aren't absolutely positive that there is valid text coming in) and why I coded it the way I did. Song: Paul Flint - Sock It To Them [NCS Release] Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.


GoButler launches Angel.ai to offer natural language tech to commerce companies

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GoButler, the startup that originally offered a virtual assistant that let you request anything on-demand, appears to be pivoting for a second (and maybe final) time. The New York-headquartered company is shuttering the GoButler consumer-facing service altogether in favour of offering natural language processing technology to third-parties. Angel.ai is based on the same NLP technology that previously powered GoButler's "fully-automated" flight search and discovery, and will enable commerce companies to build'conversational' user interfaces, such as Facebook Messenger chat bots, or other kinds of natural language search. However, instead of targeting a single vertical, Angel.ai The idea is to let consumers express intent in a more natural way, and by translating natural language expressions into structured, actionable requests, commerce companies can capture that intent and make their products easier to find and purchase.