Introduction to Natural Language Processing

Location: Hamilton 702

Date and time: Tuesday 3/1/2016 9:00 PM

Join us for a workshop on natural language processing, a field of computer science that approaches problems using textual data in a computational way. In this workshop, we'll go over some fundamental concepts and techniques used in the exciting field of Natural Language Processing!

Who should come to this event?

Anyone remotely interested in learning about natural language processing!

What should I bring?

Bring a laptop!

What should I install beforehand?

Ideally, have Python and Anaconda or Pip (preferably Anaconda) installed. If you want to get ahead, install the nltk, re, and matploblib libraries, but we'll also go through set up!

What topics should I know before coming?

Familiarity with some Python will allow you to get the most from this talk!

Can I use a PC, a Chromebook, or an X computer?

Bring any of the above!

What will I learn?

You'll learn about regular expressions, parts of speech tagging, sentiment analysis, other NLP techniques, and how to apply them in python using the nltk and re modules.

Is there a way to contact any of the event organizers if I have questions not listed here?

Of course! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to!