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Evolution Of Natural Language Processing(NLP)


In this article I want to share about the evolution of text analysis algorithms in last decade. Natural Language(NLP)has been around for a long time, In fact, a very simple bag of words model was introduced in the 1950s. But in this article I want to focus on evolution of NLP during recent times. There has been enormous progress in the field since 2013 due to the evolution and the advancement of machine learning algorithms together with reduced cost of computation and memory. In 2013, a research team led by Thomas Michael off at Google introduced the Word2Vec algorithm.

Neural Models for Offensive Language Detection Artificial Intelligence

Offensive language detection is an ever-growing natural language processing (NLP) application. This growth is mainly because of the widespread usage of social networks, which becomes a mainstream channel for people to communicate, work, and enjoy entertainment content. Many incidents of sharing aggressive and offensive content negatively impacted society to a great extend. We believe contributing to improving and comparing different machine learning models to fight such harmful contents is an important and challenging goal for this thesis. We targeted the problem of offensive language detection for building efficient automated models for offensive language detection. With the recent advancements of NLP models, specifically, the Transformer model, which tackled many shortcomings of the standard seq-to-seq techniques. The BERT model has shown state-of-the-art results on many NLP tasks. Although the literature still exploring the reasons for the BERT achievements in the NLP field. Other efficient variants have been developed to improve upon the standard BERT, such as RoBERTa and ALBERT. Moreover, due to the multilingual nature of text on social media that could affect the model decision on a given tween, it is becoming essential to examine multilingual models such as XLM-RoBERTa trained on 100 languages and how did it compare to unilingual models. The RoBERTa based model proved to be the most capable model and achieved the highest F1 score for the tasks. Another critical aspect of a well-rounded offensive language detection system is the speed at which a model can be trained and make inferences. In that respect, we have considered the model run-time and fine-tuned the very efficient implementation of FastText called BlazingText that achieved good results, which is much faster than BERT-based models.

Deep Learning for Hindi Text Classification: A Comparison Machine Learning

Natural Language Processing (NLP) and especially natural language text analysis have seen great advances in recent times. Usage of deep learning in text processing has revolutionized the techniques for text processing and achieved remarkable results. Different deep learning architectures like CNN, LSTM, and very recent Transformer have been used to achieve state of the art results variety on NLP tasks. In this work, we survey a host of deep learning architectures for text classification tasks. The work is specifically concerned with the classification of Hindi text. The research in the classification of morphologically rich and low resource Hindi language written in Devanagari script has been limited due to the absence of large labeled corpus. In this work, we used translated versions of English data-sets to evaluate models based on CNN, LSTM and Attention. Multilingual pre-trained sentence embeddings based on BERT and LASER are also compared to evaluate their effectiveness for the Hindi language. The paper also serves as a tutorial for popular text classification techniques.

Feeding the machine: We give an AI some headlines and see what it does


There's a moment in any foray into new technological territory when you realize you may have embarked on a Sisyphean task. Staring at the multitude of options available to take on the project, you research your options, read the documentation, and start to work--only to find that actually just defining the problem may be more work than finding the actual solution. Reader, this is where I found myself two weeks into this adventure in machine learning. I familiarized myself with the data, the tools, and the known approaches to problems with this kind of data, and I tried several approaches to solving what on the surface seemed to be a simple machine-learning problem: based on past performance, could we predict whether any given Ars headline will be a winner in an A/B test? Things have not been going particularly well. In fact, as I finished this piece, my most recent attempt showed that our algorithm was about as accurate as a coin flip.

Getting started with NLP: Word Embeddings, Glove and Classification


In this blog post we are going to explain the concepts and use of word embeddings in NLP, using Glove as en example. Then we will try to apply the pre-trained Glove word embeddings to solve a text classification problem using this technique. And as in others notebook we will follow the notebook from the great course on NLP by LazyProgrammer "Natural Language Processing in Python". In my personal blog you can find a blog post or notebook with the text and code in this post. If you only want to check for the code this notebook is a better option.