For a long time, engineers have been striving to make machines perform tasks that human beings do; which has led to the birth of the field of machine learning. Understanding the language humans speak, constitutes a vital part of this field. This field of computer science which deals with human-machine interactions, especially concerned with computer programs that can process natural language efficiently, is known as Natural Language Processing, mostly referred to by the abbreviation NLP.
NLP sits at the intersection of computer science, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics. By utilizing Natural Language Processing algorithms, developers can organize and structure textual data to perform tasks such as automatic summarization, translation, named entity recognition, relationship extraction, sentiment analysis, speech recognition, and topic segmentation.Continue reading