DC NLP October 2014 Meetup Announcement: Automated Query Parsing, and Fact Checking with Truth Teller


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

This month features an introduction to the art of automated query parsing, and a discussion of a WaPo app that automates some of the tedium of fact checking.

Tony Maull is a Senior Director of Enterprise at DataRPM. He will discuss the differences between computational search and content search. His primary focus is how the computation can be relied upon when a natural language question can be asked any number of ways but still needs to drive a consistently accurate answer.

Sara Carothers is a Mobile Project Manager at the Washington Post and the product owner for Truth Teller, an experimental news app that fact-checks political speech. If a politician repeats a talking point that has already been fact-checked, Truth Teller automatically links the reader to that reporting. To accomplish this, the app incorporates speech-to-text processing and preliminary aspects of natural language processing. Sara will introduce the app and speak about the possibilities of collaboration between the fields of journalism and NLP.

DC NLP October Meetup --------------------- Wednesday, October 08, 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 provide 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 include computational linguistics, machine learning, text analytics, data mining, information extraction, speech processing, sentiment analysis, and much more.

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