Robert Munro

Robert Munro
CTO, CrowdFlower

Website | @WWRob

Big data for a better world! Rob is the CEO of Idibon, who are tackling the problem of extracting information from unstructured speech and text in the world’s connected languages — all 5000 of them. His background includes building infrastructure in Sierra Leone and Liberia, running crowdsourced translation platforms for Haiti, and work in language processing technologies that support a number of Silicon Valley search-engines and start-ups. He has a PhD from Stanford University.


Design Ballroom CD
Robert Munro (CrowdFlower)
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The majority of the world's data is now unstructured, non-English text. How can we extract useful information from it? Many of our assumptions about English do no carry over to other languages. This talk will give a high-level overview of how languages vary, what current language technologies can (and cannot) achieve, and how we can process and visualize this information at scale. Read more.


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