Natural Language Processing (NLP) is one of the hot topics in artificial intelligence.
Spam filtering, language identification, sentiment analysis, generating new article headlines, speech recognition or machine translation are all part of NLP.
Prof. Valia Kordoni from Humboldt University in Berlin, who also spent 12 years at the German Institute for Artificial Intelligence and who holds a Ph.D. in computer linguistics, will introduce you to the world of NLP and answer the question: "What is NLP?".
She defines NLP as computers understanding human language and as a sub-category of AI. She will explain how computers understand language structures, the meaning of tokenization and how computers try to analysing words and their connection towards each other. Furthermore she will dive into industrial and business examples of NLP.
At the end the panel is discussing with her the big challenges of NLP for the next five years and when true human-computer communication will be available.