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Triangle Java User Group (alias TriJUG) monthly meeting announcement

Jeanne
Jeanne23
Apex, NC
Post #: 18
We're not just about Java, we also have presentations on any technology associated with software development.
Starting this month, our meetings will be back in the park.

Taming Text, (Java and Open Source for search and Natural Language Processing)
presented by Grant Ingersoll

Monday, March 18, 2013
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
NOTICE: The March 2013 Java User Group meeting location will be at the Triangle Research Foundation Conference Center in RTP.
(alias RTP Headquarters bldg.)
URL: http://www.rtp.org/pa...­
OR http://rtp.org/contac...­
New Address: 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709

Abstract:
There is so much text in our lives, we are practically drowning in it. Fortunately, there are innovative tools and techniques for managing unstructured information that can throw the smart developer a much-needed lifeline. In this talk, based on the outline of the book, I'll provide an introduction to a variety of Java-based open source tools that aide in the development of search and NLP applications.

Book Abstract: Taming Text is a practical, example-driven guide to working with text in real applications. This book introduces you to useful techniques like full-text search, proper name recognition, clustering, tagging, information extraction, and summarization. You'll explore real use cases as you systematically absorb the foundations upon which they are built. Written in a clear and concise style, this book avoids jargon, explaining the subject in terms you can understand without a background in statistics or natural language processing. Examples are in Java, but the concepts can be applied in any language.

About the Speaker:
Grant Ingersoll is the CTO and co-founder of LucidWorks as well as an active member of the Lucene community – a Lucene and Solr committer, co-founder of the Apache Mahout machine learning project and a long standing member of the Apache Software Foundation. Grant’s prior experience includes work at the Center for Natural Language Processing at Syracuse University in natural language processing and information retrieval. Grant earned his B.S. from Amherst College in Math and Computer Science and his M.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University. Grant is also the co-author of "Taming Text" from Manning Publications.

Agenda:
6:30 - 7:00 PM -- Meet, Talk, Pizza
7:00 - 7:15 -- JUG Business and Announcements
7:15 - 8:15 -- Presentation
8:15 - 8:30 -- Discussion with Presenter
8:30 -- Raffle
9:00 - Doors close

Admission:
Paid-up members of TriJUG may attend without additional charge. Non members are asked to pay $5 per meeting. But, if you are either a full time student or unemployed, then we ask only $2 per meeting.
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