DC NLP August 2014 Meetup Announcement: Automatic Segmentation

Curious about techniques and methods for applying data science to unstructured text? Join us at the DC NLP August Meetup! dcnlp_july

This August, we're joined by Tony Davis, technical manager in the NLP and machine learning group at 3M Health Information Systems and adjunct professor in the Georgetown University Linguistics Department, where he's taught courses including information retrieval and extraction, and lexical semantics.

Tony will be introducing us to automatic segmentation. Automatic segmentation deals with breaking up unstructured documents into units - words, sentences, topics, etc. Search and retrieval, document categorization, and analysis of dialog and discourse all benefit from segmentation.

Tony's talk will cover some of the techniques, linguistic and otherwise, that have been applied to segmentation, with particular reference to two use cases: multimedia information retrieval and medical coding.

Following July's joint meetup with Statistical Programming DC and Data Wranglers, where Tommy Jones and Charlie Greenbacker performed a showdown between tools in R and Python, we're back at our usual U-Street location.

DC NLP August Meetup

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Stetsons Famous Bar & Grill 1610 U Street Northwest, Washington, DC

The DC NLP meetup group is for anyone in the Washington, D.C. area working in (or interested in) Natural Language Processing. Our meetings will be an opportunity for folks to network, give presentations about their work or research projects, learn about the latest advancements in our field, and exchange ideas or brainstorm. Topics may include computational linguistics, machine learning, text analytics, data mining, information extraction, speech processing, sentiment analysis, and much more.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit: http://www.meetup.com/DC-NLP/events/192504832/

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