Modern NLP: Learning to Apply Real Use Cases

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Modern NLP: Learning to Apply Real Use Cases

November 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

Speaker: Leonardo De Marchi, Head of Data Science and Analytics, Financial start-up – Stealth

Extracting knowledge from text data has always been one of the most researched topics in machine learning, but only recently have we witnessed breakthroughs that put NLP in the spotlight. Much information is stored in unstructured data, like text, which is extremely important in many different fields, from finance to social media and e-commerce.

In this course, we will go through Natural Language Processing fundamentals, such as pre-processing techniques, embedding, and more. It will be followed by practical coding examples, in python, to teach how to apply the theory to real use cases. The goal of this workshop is to provide the attendees all the basic tools and knowledge they need to solve real problems and understand the most recent and advanced NLP topics.

What You’ll Learn:
– Create an NLP pipeline to preprocess the data using python
Perform topic modelling
– Use python libraries for NLP tasks, in particular, NLTK, Gensim and Glove
– Leverage transfer learning and text embeddings to perform NLP classification
– Use cutting edge embeddings in your project

Leonardo De Marchi holds a Master in Artificial intelligence and has worked as a Data Scientist in the sports world, with clients such as the New York Knicks and Manchester United, and with large social networks, like Justgiving.

He provides consultancy and training for small and large companies. His previous experience includes Head of Data Science and Analytics in Bumble, the largest dating site with over 500 million users, heading the team through acquisition and an IPO. He is also the lead instructor at, a company specialized in Reinforcement Learning, Deep Learning and Machine Learning training. More details on the workshops can be found here.

He is also a contractor for several companies and for the European Commission, as an expert in AI and Machine Learning. As an author he wrote “Hands On Deep Learning” and he authored an online training course for O’Reilly, Introduction to Reinforcement Learning.

In the academic world, he also helped set up the PhD centre on Interactive Artificial Intelligence and will take part in the Inner Assessment Board to assign funding to Irish research in AI.