Natural language processing, or NLP, is the machine handling of written and spoken human communications. Methods draw on linguistics and statistics, coupled with machine learning, to model language in the service of automation. But what good is NLP for business? In this technology deep-dive report, you'll learn what NLP can do for you.
Every business process (or personal need) that involves speech or text with volume, velocity, or complexity sufficient to push you to seek automated assistance can benefit from natural language processing. So let's review, systematically, what NLP can do for you. What follows are 23 facets, plus examples illustrating implementations and R&D initiatives. We'll start with computing's second-oldest application
, search, and then explore NLP uses from the everyday to the analytical and the unusual.
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