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Natural Language Processing - Concepts and Applications in AI


This talk introduces concepts of Natural Language Processing (NLP), including discussion on Intents, Utterances, Objects, Slots, and Contexts. This talk will also discuss prominent AI methods used in NLP, and various parameters used to benchmark quality and performance of NLP methods. This discussion will cover some challenges in NLP implementations. Finally, this talk will take a practical approach to comparing various public NLP platforms including (DialogFlow), Microsoft LUIS, IBM Watson Conversation Service, and Facebook's The discussion will cover pros and cons of these four platforms, and will provide some example applications.


Sumit works at Visa as a Sr Director of Innovation Development in San Francisco. Before coming to Visa, he spent two years at EA and 9 years at Microsoft as developer/manager, optimizing several Microsoft products for performance and usability, including adCenter (now Bing Ads), Bing Shopping,, and Cloud TV (Mediaroom). He has worked in Microsoft Redmond, Vancouver, Copenhagen, and Silicon Valley campuses. Sumit received his MBA in IT and Systems in 2002 and is currently working on his dissertation for a PhD in Computer Information Systems.