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Introduction to Natural Language Processing


If you think machines learning from numbers is interesting, then machines learning from words is even more interesting.

In this quick tutorial, we go over the basics of Natural Language Processing (NLP). Machines can’t simply read and interpret language innately as we humans can. So how can machines understand sarcasm, or if a sentence is posed as a question, or even just to find the main topic and re-occurring themes in the words?

What you’ll learn

  • What is Natural Language Processing
  • Important applications of NLP
  • Why data processing is an essential step in NLP
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Rebecca Merrett
Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree of information and media from the University of Technology Sydney and a post graduate diploma in mathematics and statistics from the University of Southern Queensland. She has a background in technical writing for games dev and has written for tech publications.

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