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Make Data Work
March 13–14, 2017: Training
March 14–16, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Deep learning for natural language understanding

Delip Rao (Joostware)
4:20pm5:00pm Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Secondary topics:  AI, Deep learning, Hardcore Data Science, Text

Who is this presentation for?

  • Executives, technologists, product managers, and data scientists

What you'll learn

  • Gain an overview of the deep learning and natural language processing landscape and understand where deep learning matters
  • Explore the challenges to look out for when building deep learning solutions for language


Deep learning has revolutionized AI and natural language processing in particular. Delip Rao walks you through some of the recent breakthroughs in NLP and the deep learning technologies powering them and discusses some of the challenges in building and deploying such systems.

Topics include:

  • Sequence modeling
  • Sequence-to-sequence modeling
  • Unlocking multilingual data
  • Challenges in building and deploying DL models in production
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Delip Rao


Delip Rao is the founder of Joostware, a San Francisco-based company specializing in consulting and building IP in natural language processing and deep learning. Delip is a well-cited researcher in natural language processing and machine learning and has worked at Google Research, Twitter, and Amazon (Echo) on various NLP problems. He is interested in building cost-effective, state-of-the-art AI solutions that scale well. Delip has an upcoming book on NLP and deep learning that will be published by O’Reilly Media.

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