Practical Natural Language Processing

Sowmya Vajjala, Bodhisattwa Majumder, Anuj Gupta, Harshit Surana


Endorsed by Zachary Lipton, Sebastian Ruder & Marc Najork

Foreword by Julian McAuley

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Scientist at Amazon AI

Author of Dive into Deep Learning

Zachary Lipton


Practical NLP focuses squarely on an overlooked demographic: the practitioners and business leaders in industry! While many great books focus on ML’s algorithmic fundamentals, this book exposes the anatomy of real-world systems: from e-commerce applications to virtual assistants. Painting a realistic picture of modern production systems, the book teaches not only deep learning, but also the heuristics and patchwork pipelines that define the (actual) state of the art for deployed NLP systems. The authors zoom out, teaching problem formulation, and aren’t afraid to zoom in on the grimy details, including handling messy data and sustaining live systems. This book will prove invaluable to industry professionals keen to build and deploy NLP in the wild.


Scientist, Google DeepMind

Author of newsletter NLP News

Sebastian Ruder


This book does a great job bridging the gap between natural language processing (NLP) research and practical applications. From healthcare to e-commerce and finance, it covers many of the most sought-after domains where NLP is being put to use and walks through core tasks in a clear and understandable manner. Overall, the book is a great manual on how to get the most out of current NLP in your industry.


Director, Google AI

ACM & IEEE Fellow

Marc Najork


There are two kinds of computer science books on the market: academic textbooks that give you a deep understanding of a domain but can be difficult to access for a non-academic, and "cookbooks" that outline solutions to very specific problems without providing the technical foundations that would allow the reader to generalize the recipes. This book offers the best of both worlds: it is thorough yet accessible. It provides the reader with a solid foundation in natural-language processing,if you would like to go from zero to one in NLP, this book is for you!


Scientist, Google DeepMind

Author of newsletter NLP News

Sebastian Ruder


This book does a great job bridging the gap between natural language processing (NLP) research and practical applications. From healthcare to e-commerce and finance, it covers many of the most sought-after domains where NLP is being put to use and walks through core tasks in a clear and understandable manner. Overall, the book is a great manual on how to get the most out of current NLP in your industry.


Scientist, Google DeepMind

Author of newsletter NLP News

Sebastian Ruder


This book does a great job bridging the gap between natural language processing (NLP) research and practical applications. From healthcare to e-commerce and finance, it covers many of the most sought-after domains where NLP is being put to use and walks through core tasks in a clear and understandable manner. Overall, the book is a great manual on how to get the most out of current NLP in your industry.


Scientist, Google DeepMind

Author of newsletter NLP News

Sebastian Ruder


This book does a great job bridging the gap between natural language processing (NLP) research and practical applications. From healthcare to e-commerce and finance, it covers many of the most sought-after domains where NLP is being put to use and walks through core tasks in a clear and understandable manner. Overall, the book is a great manual on how to get the most out of current NLP in your industry.


Scientist, Google DeepMind

Author of newsletter NLP News

Sebastian Ruder


This book does a great job bridging the gap between natural language processing (NLP) research and practical applications. From healthcare to e-commerce and finance, it covers many of the most sought-after domains where NLP is being put to use and walks through core tasks in a clear and understandable manner. Overall, the book is a great manual on how to get the most out of current NLP in your industry.


Scientist, Google DeepMind

Author of newsletter NLP News

Sebastian Ruder


This book does a great job bridging the gap between natural language processing (NLP) research and practical applications. From healthcare to e-commerce and finance, it covers many of the most sought-after domains where NLP is being put to use and walks through core tasks in a clear and understandable manner. Overall, the book is a great manual on how to get the most out of current NLP in your industry.


Scientist, Google DeepMind

Author of newsletter NLP News

Sebastian Ruder


This book does a great job bridging the gap between natural language processing (NLP) research and practical applications. From healthcare to e-commerce and finance, it covers many of the most sought-after domains where NLP is being put to use and walks through core tasks in a clear and understandable manner. Overall, the book is a great manual on how to get the most out of current NLP in your industry.

Foreword

Scientist at Amazon AI

Author of Dive into Deep Learning

Zachary Lipton


Practical NLP focuses squarely on an overlooked demographic: the practitioners and business leaders in industry! While many great books focus on ML’s algorithmic fundamentals, this book exposes the anatomy of real-world systems: from e-commerce applications to virtual assistants. Painting a realistic picture of modern production systems, the book teaches not only deep learning, but also the heuristics and patchwork pipelines that define the (actual) state of the art for deployed NLP systems. The authors zoom out, teaching problem formulation, and aren’t afraid to zoom in on the grimy details, including handling messy data and sustaining live systems. This book will prove invaluable to industry professionals keen to build and deploy NLP in the wild.