M. Guy De Pauw

Industrial Text Analytics for resource-scarce languages

Abstract :

Social media have allowed people to freely share their views on products, entertainment, politics, current events and… each other. This magnitude of opinions advances at an incredible pace, but managing the knowledge that is contained in this stream of unstructured data is no longer possible through mere human means. With automatic text analytics, however, we now have the technology to automatically collect and monitor opinions in order to turn language into societal insights. Unfortunately, the industry typically only focuses on commercially interesting languages, while underrepresented language communities perhaps may benefit the most from such technology. In this talk, we will present some of our ongoing projects and outline our attempts at porting our technology to resource-scarce language groups such as Amazigh

Bio of Guy De Pauw :

Guy De Pauw has been working as a language engineer for more than 20 years and has extensive experience developing robust text analytics applications for a wide range of languages. As co-founder and CEO of the University of Antwerp spin-off Textgain, he is now bringing artificial intelligence to the market that can extract knowledge from documents in the context of automation, trend analysis and user profiling. At the cross-section between industry and academia, Guy is always searching for industrial applications for the state-of-the-art in cognitive computing.