Fun with Language
Paprika vs Peperoni

NLP Fun

Today, I want to tell you how difficult it can be to order food. "Paprika" and "Peperoni" have reversed meanings if you cross the border between Switzerland and Germany.

I didn’t know about the difference until I was in my twenties and had always awk-ward conversations while ordering food.

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Fun with Language
Urinsekten

NLP Fun

«Deutsche Sprache, schwere Sprache» 

German language is a difficult language.

 

Yes, German is difficult and a lot of fun! 

Today, I want to share how "Urinsekten" can refer either to two or six leg creatures and/or something normal or gross, depending on how you read it.

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Speech to Text

NLP Work

 

I was asked to write some general blog posts about different NLP topics. This is the third one:

 

An overview how machines are translating human speech into written text.

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Natural Language Interface for DB

NLP Work

I was asked to write some general blog posts about different NLP topics. This is the second one:

 

A non-technical explanation why we would love to have natural language interfaces for databases,

and why we are not there yet.

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Machine Translation

NLP Work

I was asked to write some general blog posts about different NLP topics. This is the first one:

 

Why it is important to have a customized model if you are using machine translation in your company.

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Fun with Language
From back pain to computer issues

NLP Fun




Working with NLP solutions can be fun, and you start giggling like a small child ;)

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A small change for a word, but
a big change for the lemmatizer

NLP Work

During my studies I was told that a good lemmatizer uses PoS tags (and vica versa). A few weeks ago, I saw first hand what the impact is if the lemmatizer does not use PoS-tags in German.


Because it was a quite interesting finding, I wrote a blog post about it!

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Can you shorten everything?

NLP Work

Finally, a new NLP blog post!

 

This time I wrote about the challenges of lists of compositions: a great invention to shorten your lists, but really painful during automated analysis.

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short video about my work

NLP Video

Conduct a presentation? No issue. Conduct a presentation while recording and hearing myself afterwards? Horrible!

I did a short video presentation of the challenges of my work at Balzano Informatik AG.

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Same Difference

NLP Work

In the last two NLP posts, I talked about the challenges I face working with the radiology reports.

In my newest post, the topic is more general: how vague natural language can be, and how hard it is to interpret it - especially in medical reports were they make a big difference!

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Can you come up with another one?

NLP Work

I always thought that medical reports have a clear language and use certain, highly specific terms.


Now that I work with radiology reports, I’m amazed with the creativity used to describe a single pathology.

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The more the merrier!

NLP Work

 

I started working with radiology reports at Balzano Informatik AG.


I wrote my first NLP blog post where I explain what our task is and which challenges we will have to solve.

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