NLP : Past, Present & Future

Have you ever thought to yourself, how does Siri understands me? How the computer “hears” and understand our words in various of languages?
Not everyone knows this but Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a field that has been around since the 1950’s. In this talk I will give an overview of the development of the field from its linguistic roots all the way to the BERT monsters of today.



We will go over some of the challenges of processing texts as opposed to images, learn what’s the difference between Lemmatization and Stemming and see why CNN networks will just not work for German.

Hila Weisman-Zohar

For the past decade Hila has been processing, analyzing and generating algorithms. After earning her masters (summa cum laude) at BIU NLP and publishing at elite academic venues such as EMNLP, she began to research & develop algorithms that analyze call center calls as a senior researcher at NICE. During that time she published 4 US patents and academic posters at various venues.

For the past 2 years she has been working as an data scientist & guild master at Outbrain where she works on large-scale super-fast algorithms for the native ads field. Hila also loves to teach and share her experience and has talked at various meetups and conferences

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Aug 11 2021


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm