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Data Annotation- Types, Tools, Benefits, and Applications in Machine Learning


In this article, we have mentioned what data annotation or labeling is, and what are its types and benefits. Besides this, we have also listed the top tools used for labeling images. The process of labeling texts, images, and other objects help ML-based algorithms to improve the accuracy of the output and offer an ultimate user experience. A reliable and experienced machine learning company holds expertise on how to utilize these data annotations for serving the purpose an ML algorithm is being designed for. You can contact such a company or hire ML developers to develop an ML-based application for your startup or enterprise. Read More: How does Machine Learning Revolutionizing the Mobile Applications?

Microsoft researchers claim 'state-of-the-art' biomedical NLP model


In a paper published on the preprint server, Micorosft researchers propose an AI technique they call domain-specific language model pretraining for biomedical natural language processing (NLP). By compiling a "comprehensive" biomedical (NLP) benchmark from publicly available data sets, the coauthors claim they managed to achieve state-of-the-art results on tasks including named entity recognition, evidence-based medical information extraction, document classification, and more. In specialized domains like biomedicine, when training an NLP model, previous studies have shown domain-specific data sets can deliver accuracy gains. But a prevailing assumption is that "out-of-domain" text is still helpful; the researchers question this assumption.

Python Libraries for Natural Language Processing


Natural Language Processing is considered one of the many critical aspects of making intelligent systems. By training your solution with data gathered from the real-world, you can make it faster and more relevant to users, generating crucial insight about your customer base. In this article, we will be taking a look at how Python offers some of the most useful and powerful libraries for leveraging the power of Natural Language Processing into your project and where exactly do they fit in. Often recognized as a professional-grade Python library for advanced Natural Language Processing, spaCy excels at working with incredibly large-scale information extraction tasks. Built using Python and Cython, spaCy combines the best of both languages, the convenience from Python and the speed from Cython to deliver one of the best-in-class NLP experiences. Stanford CoreNLP is a suite of tools built for implementing a Natural Language Processing into your project.

Supercharge Content Intelligence with AI


Artificial intelligence (AI) creates abundant opportunities for a wide range of intelligent, automated business operations. Two vital capabilities--metadata extraction and data enrichment--rank among the most valuable, commonly used functions for businesses seeking to harness immediate value from organizational data and content. AI-driven techniques for rapidly sorting, filtering, categorizing, and adding context to massive volumes of data can help deliver a distinct business advantage. By combining accessible, cloud-based AI services and customizable, specialized AI tools and training, businesses can shape data and content services to better meet their objectives. Despite the accelerating, never-ending spiral of accumulating content, most businesses aren't gaining the insights they need nor seeing visible operational benefits, as asserted in a Software Development Times article.

[P] NLP project - Legal Case Reports Summarizer


LCRSummarizer is a prototype of tool for automatic extractive text summarization of legal documents. LCRSummarizer was developed using Python programming language and usual NLP libraries, such as: nltk and spacy. Summarization was implemented using TF-IDF (Term Frequency - Inverse Document Frequency) and NER (Named Entity Recognition). The configurability of summary is enabled by adjusting the importance of the desired entities and key phrases in the document through sliders in center of user interface. Watch video to see how LCRSummarizer works...

Machine Learning for a Better Developer Experience


Imagine having to go through 2.5GB of log entries from a failed software build -- 3 million lines -- to search for a bug or a regression that happened on line 1M. However, one smart approach to make it tractable might be to diff the lines against a recent successful build, with the hope that the bug produces unusual lines in the logs. Standard md5 diff would run quickly but still produce at least hundreds of thousands candidate lines to look through because it surfaces character-level differences between lines. Fuzzy diffing using k-nearest neighbors clustering from machine learning (the kind of thing logreduce does) produces around 40,000 candidate lines but takes an hour to complete. Our solution produces 20,000 candidate lines in 20 min of computing -- and thanks to the magic of open source, it's only about a hundred lines of Python code.

Jaccard similarity between documents in pandas columns


I'm still working with the donors dataset, as I have been in many of my latest blog posts. Now, I wanted to calculate the Jaccard text similarity index between the essays from the data set, and use this index as a feature. In this blog post, I outline how you can calculate the Jaccard similarity between documents stored in two pandas columns. One of these measures is Jaccard Similarity. It compares the boolean representation of the two texts that are compared.

Microsoft: .NET 5 brings you these big performance improvements


Microsoft's .NET team boasts that the forthcoming .NET 5 development stack will offer major performance improvements. Microsoft started shipping previews of .NET 5 in March and plans for general availability in November. ".NET 5 has already seen a wealth of performance improvements, and even though it's not scheduled for final release until this fall and there's very likely to be a lot more improvements that find their way in by then, I wanted to highlight a bunch of the improvements that are already available now," said Stephen Toub, partner software engineer on Microsoft's .NET team. The sixth and newest preview of .NET 5 from June allowed developers to build and run Windows Forms apps on Windows Arm64 devices, like the Surface Pro X. Microsoft at that stage was still working on adding support for WPF on Windows on Arm. Toub's performance analysis covers the .NET garbage collector, the Just-In-Time compiler, 'hardware intrinsics methods', runtime helpers, text processing, regular expressions, threading and asynchrony, and more.

Data-Intensive Text Processing with MapReduce - Programmer Books


Our world is being revolutionized by data-driven methods: access to large amounts of data has generated new insights and opened exciting new opportunities in commerce, science, and computing applications. Processing the enormous quantities of data necessary for these advances requires large clusters, making distributed computing paradigms more crucial than ever. MapReduce is a programming model for expressing distributed computations on massive datasets and an execution framework for large-scale data processing on clusters of commodity servers. The programming model provides an easy-to-understand abstraction for designing scalable algorithms, while the execution framework transparently handles many system-level details, ranging from scheduling to synchronization to fault tolerance. This book focuses on MapReduce algorithm design, with an emphasis on text processing algorithms common in natural language processing, information retrieval, and machine learning.

Natural Language Processing Pipeline


If we were asked to build an NLP application, think about how we would approach doing so at an organization. We would normally walk through the requirements and break the problem down into several sub-problems, then try to develop a step-by-step procedure to solve them. Since language processing is involved, we would also list all the forms of text processing needed at each step. If we were asked to build an NLP application, think about how we would approach doing so at an organization. We would normally walk through the requirements and break the problem down into several sub-problems, then try to develop a step-by-step procedure to solve them.