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Thursday, March 17, 2016

On the Advance of Natural Language Processing (NLP)

In CACM:   Video and text. Useful from both a statement of problems and approaches.

" .... Indeed, new tools and new techniques—particularly open source technologies such as Google's word2vec neural text processing tool—combined with steady increases in computing power, have broadened the potential for natural language processing far beyond the research lab or supercomputer. In domains as varied as finding pertinent news for a company's potential investors to making hyper-personalized recommendations for online shopping to making music recommendations on streaming radio services, NLP is enabling everyday human-computer interaction in an ever-increasing range of venues. In the process, some of these advances are not only redefining what computers and humans can accomplish together, but also the very concept of what deep learning is. ... " 

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