"A sheep walks into a baa." - Elizabeth Perreau
Carlos Chow is a chatbot created to enter 'The Funniest Computer Ever' competition. Elizabeth will present a talk about how Carlos was created to provide an all round entertaining and funny user experience. Natural language processing, sentiment analysis, emotive bot response, rhyming poetry and joke generation are some of the things taken into consideration when developing the chatbot. It was not a simple task. However, with a little help from a few remote services such as the Chuck Norris API, Wordnik API's, the Program O Chatbot API and a very bad sense of humour, Carlos the comedybot was born.
Elizabeth Perreau works as a developer for the Press Association with a particular interest in natural language processing and semantics. In her spare time she founded and leads Program O -
an open source chatbot project used in computer games, Twitterbots, Wordpress plugins, customer service applications and many more platforms across the internet.
"Extracting value from data: Introducing AnnoMarket - the cloud-based text annotation marketplace" - Helen Lippell
The talk will introduce AnnoMarket, a new portal intended to enable people to access world-class text analytics as easily as getting the latest update to Angry Birds.
The talk is aimed at developers and non-developers alike, and doesn't assume prior knowledge of text analytics.
Helen Lippell is in the business of wrangling data and text to help build great products for users and organisations. She's worked in the financial, media, entertainment, scientific and government sectors. She specialises in search technologies, taxonomies, text analytics and linked data curation.