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Saturday, April 25 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Updates and Keynote Address: Natural Language Processing as the Core of a Consumer Application

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Natural Language Processing as the Core of a Consumer Application

NLP is often relegated to an after-the-fact, or off-to-the-side role: spam detection or gleaning business insight from user communication and comments that have already occurred. But a new generation of applications - Luka, Thumbtack, Fountain - put the understanding of natural language front and center, often as the first thing that consumers touch. We'll take a deep look at Fountain, both how it classifies plain English questions, and how it identifies which of 70,000+ human skills is necessary to solve the question. The talk will cover both language classification and relationship extraction, particularly focusing on how human expertise is interrelated.


Jean Sini

Jean runs technology and engineering at Fountain, including systems architecture, security, and distributed computing. Prior to Fountain, Jean was CTO at One Kings Lane, managing a team of 60+ engineers, product managers, and designers. Earlier, he was VP of Data Aggregation for Mint.com... Read More →

Saturday April 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am

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