IBM Data Science Community: Learn about Elyra visual editor for NLP rules

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IBM Data Science Community: Learn about Elyra visual editor for NLP rules

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Welcome to the IBM Data Science Community monthly virtual meetup. Our May 2022 edition is co-produced together with [IBM Academy of Technology (AoT)](https://www.ibm.com/blogs/academy-of-technology/) Silicon Valley TVC Affiliate.

### **Registration**

Please RSVP via the [WebEx registration page](https://ibm.webex.com/ibm/j.php?RGID=rbe04cbb50ad6ff6581d220a3805bc9f5). Thank you!

### **Agenda**

* Doors open (~20 minutes prior to official start time)
* Welcome
* Community announcements
* Main talk + Q&A (~40 minutes)
* Mix & mingle

The event will be recorded and published on the [IBM Community YouTube channel](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVCBChE5cOfzVbdtANerzUA) where you can find the recordings of all our past virtual meetups to watch on-demand.

### **IBM OpenSourcing visual editor for NLP rules**

Although in the media you hear mostly about Deep Learning based breakthroughs in NLP, the rule-based part of NLP still will remain an important pillar. For this reason IBM is happy to announce opensourcing the Elyra visual rule editor. With this tool it is possible to design rule-based NLP workflows and execute these NLP pipelines on different runtime environments. Currently the IBM Watson Discovery is targeted, which is a high performance, parallelized engine for NLP tasks. IBM is also working on support for the open source tool “Text Extensions for Pandas” to enable developers to develop, test and run rule-based NLP on minimal hardware.

### **Speaker bios**

* Laura Chiticariu, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect IBM Language and DE for Watson Discovery
* Romeo Kienzler is a data scientist working for IBM and an advocate for ethical machine learning, transparency and privacy

### **About Elyra**

Elyra is a set of AI-centric extensions to JupyterLab Notebooks. Elyra provides a Pipeline Visual Editor for building AI pipelines from notebooks, Python scripts and R scripts, simplifying the conversion of multiple notebooks or scripts files into batch jobs or workflows. [Learn more…](https://elyra.readthedocs.io/en/stable/getting_started/overview.html)

### **About IBM Academy of Technology (AoT)**

Our IBM Academy of Technology (AoT) was formed in 1989 as a community of the best technical minds in IBM to provide innovation, technical advice and conscience. The community supports cultural change across all business units and across the globe. Today, our AoT continues to be a community of selected IBM top technical leaders organized to advance the understanding of key technical areas & trends, enable attract & retain the technical community, and engage our clients in technical pursuits of mutual value. The Board of Governors is the ruling body for our Academy of Technology and consists of Senior Technical Executives and the Academy President. These executives provide guidance for our Academy value, assist in evangelizing our value and shaping our impact. [Learn more…](https://www.ibm.com/blogs/academy-of-technology/about/)

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