Tensorflow.js, code2vec, DL-Text, Text-Distance, Group Normalization, Linguamatics, ...
This comprehensive report details the current state of nerual machine translation (NMT) - Link
How Ashton Kutcher and company plans to use NLP for fighting child sex trafficking - Link
A Telegram channel to discuss NLP research, papers, and ideas about NLP - Link
On Education and Research…
Paper introduces concept of "Group Normalization" an effective alternative to batch normalization, an important technique in deep learning - Link
Washington University (in St. Louis) Course T81-558: Applications of Deep Neural Networks (includes Jupyter notebooks as well) - Link
An interesting paper that introduces a model for representing snippets of code as continuous distributed vectors (code2vec) - Link
This paper shows a comparison between recurrent vs. non-recurrent models for several NLP tasks - Link
Article from Georgia Tech on "Learning to represent words by how they're spelled" - Link
Paper introduces a "new language modeling paradigm that has the ability to perform both prediction and moderation of information flow at multiple granularities" - Link
On Code and Data...
TextDistance - A python library for comparing distance btween two or more sequences, implements various algorithms such as Hamming, Jaccard index, etc. - Link
DL-Text repository containing code on how to pre-process textual data for deep learning models (Keras, Tensroflow) - Link
Repository containing many hand-on tutorials about simple tasks used in NLP - Link
DataTurks offers several open datasets -- check them out - Link
Linguamatics is a library that offers tools for text-based drug discovery and exploration - Link
Google presents Google Text-to-Speech, which is powered by DeepMind WaveNet - Link
Apple works to make Siri better through NLP technology - Link
Find out how Tumi is using AI and NLP for ad targeting - Link
The Wild Week in AI (Issue #83) - Link
Natural Language Processing News (Issue #19) - Link
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