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Text Analytics and Natural Language Processing

Speed Reading on Steroids

At one point in my life, I was entranced by the possibilities of speed reading. Just think, being able to get through the assigned chapters in my textbooks in minutes instead of hours, with the added benefit of complete comprehension of difficult concepts. It was more realistic than the idea of putting the textbook under your pillow and hoping the words would get into your brain by osmosis as you slept. I could point to several bad exam results to prove this doesn’t work…

5 Ways Text Analytics and NLP Provide Insight in a Pandemic

Before the pandemic, about 15% of U.S. employees worked from home and only some of the time. By the middle of April, half of U.S. employees were doing all of their work remotely. Today each employee’s home is a little data silo, complicating information sharing and data discovery…

Text Analytics and Natural Language Processing

If we are given a document, what information would we like to have about that document? We would like to have a bit more than the title, author name, and date of publication. For example, we might like to know the important concepts and entities discussed in the document? A thesaurus can help us condense all of the different ways (synonyms) of expressing concepts into a set of standardized concepts. How coherent is the document? If there are a great many wildly different concepts in the document, then it might be less coherent…