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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.

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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, Founder of data-mining company Untangly, and co-founder of Activeweave, sold to TwelveFold Media in 2008. | | Jean is also an angel investor and advisor to... Read More →


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