Podcast: Natural Language Understanding with Pepi Strafforello of ExpertSystem

Posted by Steven Aberle on May 24, 2019 at 4:23 PM

We've got a good one lined up here for all the Machine Learning for the Masses listeners out there... with Giuseppe Strafforello, the CTO of ExpertSystem USA... a company we've mentioned on the podcast before when my partner in crime Jerry Gay and I set out on a journey to find the state of the art in natural language processing. Guiseppe has a wealth of knowledge as it relates to utilizing AI against language, NLP and natural language understanding.



To start out here, a general statement based off our experience with commercial and open source NLP, If we put Cogito, ExpertSystem's NLU product, up against some of the other major providers there's a very... clear winner... I asked him, without having to divulge any trade secrets, what is their secret sauce? It's interesting, Pepi gives the analogy of performing NLU on a quantum physics textbook, how much information would that impart to say a toddler vs a psychologists vs the professor who wrote the book... and how important human context is to that overall question...

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Topics: AI, TextAI, natural language processing, natural language understanding, cogito

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