Sep 23–26, 2019
Saif  Addin Ellafi

Saif Addin Ellafi
Software Developer, John Snow Labs

Saif Addin Ellafi is a software developer at John Snow Labs, where he is the main contributor to Spark NLP. A data scientist, forever student, and an extreme sports and gaming enthusiast, Said has a wide experience in problem solving and quality assurance in the banking and finance industry.


1:30pm5:00pm Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Location: 1A 23/24
Secondary topics:  Deep dive into specific tools, platforms, or frameworks, Text and Language processing and analysis
David Talby (Pacific AI), Alex Thomas (Indeed), Saif Addin Ellafi (John Snow Labs)
This is a hands-on tutorial on state-of-the-art NLP using the highly performant, highly scalable open-source Spark NLP library. You'll spend about half your time coding as you work through four sections, each with an end-to-end working codebase that you can change and improve. Read more.
1:15pm1:55pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Location: 3B - Expo Hall
Secondary topics:  Health and Medicine, Text and Language processing and analysis
Saif Addin Ellafi (John Snow Labs), Scott Hoch (
Recruiting patients for clinical trials is a major challenge in drug development. This talk explains how Deep6 utilizes Spark NLP to scale its training and inference pipelines to millions of patients while achieving state-of-the-art accuracy. It covers the technical challenges, the architecture of the full solution, and lessons learned. Read more.

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