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Lightweight NLP for Social Media Applications
    Tuesday March 13, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm @ Hilton Austin Downtown (Salon H) (500 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701)
    Social media includes lots of free-form textual data in "natural languages", the languages people speak. Natural Language Processing (NLP) helps you analyze that data. Some NLP problems are very hard, but a number of lightweight NLP techniques are available in open-source tools. You can use these to improve your social media applications, even if you're not a computational linguist. In this session, I will introduce some of these techniques and tools, and I will give hints on getting started using NLP in your social media applications. Many NLP techniques require training corpora, sets of annotated documents. I will talk about constructing and maintaining a training corpus. And, I will talk about some of the ways we use NLP at Lithium Technologies.

    Scientist | Lithium Technologies Inc | Bruce has a Ph.D. in Computer...

    Type Interactive, Solo
    Hashtag #sxsw #nlp
    Theme Emerging
    Level Advanced
    Tags All
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP11243

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