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Nirant Kasliwal

Linkedin | Github | Twitter

What's New

Friends & Careers

My friend Tingting is looking for roles in Product Management! My friend Aditya is hiring for Machine Learning/NLP engineering

First Runner's Up at the Future Group Datathon

  • Two stage Machine Learning hackathon called Tathastu, working on recommendation systems and item information extraction problems (March 2019)
  • Judged by a jury from Palantir and Future Group Consumer & Data Lab

NLP in Python: Quickstart Guide

Authored a Book for Programmers to Brew NLP Recipes (2018)


  • Written with code examples and programmer-first mindset. Try it out yourself on Github
  • Includes Text Embedding, Linguistics 101, Ensemble Modeling, Chatbots with small data, ML and Deep learning for text classification using tools like spaCy, PyTorch, & gensim.
  • Published in US, UK and India

Won the Kaggle Kernel Prize

The Hitchhiker's Guide to NLP in spaCy won the first ever NLP themed Kaggle Kernel award. I won a free licensed copy of Prodi.gy worth $390 with it, and $500 in cash.

Best of Jupyter - Programming Notes found helpful by Nobel Laureate

Tips, Tricks, Best Practices for working with Jupyter Notebook's was appreciated by Economics Nobel Laureate 2018 :

"..., this looks very helpful" - Dr. Paul Romer on Twitter

International FastAI Part 2 v2 Fellowship 2018 & 2019

  • Selected to be among the ~500 International Fellows attending the Advanced Deep Learning Course by fastAI Live
  • Achieved State of the Art Language Modeling in Hindi hindi2vec as part of the work done during the fellowship

Opened AI Hackathon

Awesome NCERT

  • Won the Best use of IBM Watson API at the Opened.ai Hackathon
  • Idea: Find recent+relevant news articles against any NCERT chapter in sciences and social studies

Featured in the Press

FactorDaily's piece on The great rush to data sciences in India ends with a direct quote from me. FactorDaily is a new age news company which sits at the intersection of technology with life, culture and society in India.

SoTA Language Modeling Results for Hindi

  • State of the Art Language Modeling in Hindi + new datasets based on ULimFit
  • Code here at hindi2vec

Popular Github Repositories

Awesome NLP

Awesome Project Ideas

  • Curated list of machine learning (mostly deep learning) project ideas with datasets with 1.5k+ stars
  • Ideas range from Vision, Text, Forecasting to Recommender Systems.
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