Topic: natural language processing

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Snips NLU

Natural language understanding is a form of natural language processing that enables machine reading comprehension. Common applications of this include AI assistants, chatbots, and voice assistants. “Behind every chatbot and voice assistant lies a common piece of technology: Natural Language Understanding (NLU). Anytime a user interacts with an AI using natural language, their words need … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Finetune

Enterprise AI solution provider Indico has announced a new open-source project for machine learning and natural language processing. Finetune is a “scikit-learn style model finetuning for NLP,” according to its GitHub page. Finetuning refers to a transfer learning approach that is meant to take a model that is trained on one task and adapt it … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apache OpenNLP 1.9.0, Bloomsbury AI joins Facebook, and Android P’s text features

Apache OpenNLP, a machine learning toolkit for processing natural language text, has reached version 1.9.0. The toolkit provides support for common NLP tasks including tokenization, sentence segmentation, part-of speech tagging, named entity extraction, chunking, and parsing. Some of the changes in this version include Brat Document Parser supports name type filters, Brat format support fails … continue reading

Salesforce Research aims to capture the nuances of natural language processing

The Salesforce Research team is attempting to capture the nuances of natural language processing with a new generalized model. The team described its approach in a recently published a paper on the Natural Language Decathlon (decaNLP). According to Richard Socher, chief scientist at Salesforce who is leading the research team, while natural language processing is … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: spaCy

The natural language processing Python library spaCy was recently updated to version 2.0. SpaCy is an open-source project that was created based on recent language processing research. The author’s intent is for it to ultimately be used in real products and solutions. Version 2.0 adds several new features, including new neural network models, support for … continue reading

Analyst View: Will software always need users?

Interactive software needs users to guide it through a process. But many steps have been or can be automated. The promise of machine learning is to automate any remaining un-automated steps. How should a software architect find the limits of automation and the right role for people in a system? In the early days of … continue reading

Android Testing Support Library 1.0, Node-ChakraCore, and MapR and Talend’s GDPR data lake solution — SD Times news digest: July 28, 2017

Google announced the Android Testing Support Library 1.0. The library is an extensive framework for testing Android apps. According to the company, the latest version is a major update to existing testing APIs and features new capabilities, enhances performance stability, and addresses bugs. Features include: Espresso improvements, ProviderTestRule, Grant Permission Rule, Android Test Orchestrator, and … continue reading

Tryolabs’ Top 10 list of Python libraries for 2016

If you ask a bunch of developers what programming language they prefer, prepare for a bunch of different answers. One popular programming language that seems to still be on the rise, according to Tryolabs, is Python, which is why the organization recapped some of the best Python libraries of 2016 today. Tryolabs, a company that … continue reading

Google’s open beta testing for Android, Samsung’s new Tizen SDKs, and Amazon’s Alexa developer preview—SD Times news digest: Aug. 3, 2015

Google has announced improved beta testing of Android apps in the Google Play Developer Console with a new open beta service. According to the Android Developers blog, developers can use an open beta to invite users with one-click invitations and scale to a large number of testers while also limiting the maximum number. The new … continue reading

Microsoft Research explores ‘Machine Teaching’

Microsoft announced it has formed the Machine Teaching Group, a research project to advance “Machine Teaching.” Machine Teaching is described by Microsoft as the next evolution of machine learning (ML), wherein developers or even users without a data analysis or computer science backgrounds can teach a computer to perform tasks. The Machine Teaching Group is … continue reading

Alation launches data query system based on natural language processing

Just as Google offers one place to search for all online data, Alation is hoping to offer a single place for enterprises to search their data. Alation, launched officially this morning, is a startup with software that ties into a company’s data stores, and then gives users a natural language search interface for querying that … continue reading

Facebook buys Wit.ai, developers launch an Android developer petition, and Autodesk 3D printing software is announced—SD Times news digest: Jan. 6, 2015

Facebook announced it has acquired Wit.ai, a voice-recognition and natural-language processing startup with technology akin to Apple’s Siri. The Wit.ai platform and natural-language processing API, which has a community of more than 6,000 developers, will remain free and open source, according to a Wit.ai blog post The acquisition could help draw more developers to Facebook, … continue reading

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