August Meetup: Automatic Segmentation

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This August, we're back at Stetson's, talking automatic segmentation.

Tony Davis will discuss some of the techniques, linguistic and otherwise, that have been applied to segmentation, with particular reference to two use cases: multimedia information retrieval and medical coding. Automatically segmenting documents (broadly defined here to include multimedia) is a problem that crops up frequently in all kinds of NLP applications. Search and retrieval, document categorization, and analysis of dialog and discourse all benefit from segmentation. Tony is a technical manager in the NLP and machine learning group at 3M Health Information Systems, which develops applications for automatic medical coding and health care analytics. He's also been an adjunct professor in Georgetown U. Linguistics Dept., teaching courses on information retrieval and extraction and on lexical semantics.


We'll meet at 6:30pm in the upstairs bar at Stetsons near the intersection of 16th and U Streets NW in Adams Morgan. Introductions & announcements will start around 7:00pm, and presentations will begin at 7:30pm. Afterwards, there'll be plenty of time for follow-up questions, networking, and drinks.

Please note: Stetsons is a 21 and over venue.

DC NLP meets on the second Wednesday of each month to network, socialize, and learn about the interesting work folks are doing in natural language processing, computational linguistics, text analytics, and more.

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