Natural Language Processing Workshop

June 6, 2017 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Toufeeq Ahmed, Vanderbilt University

We create more than 1 Exabyte (10^18) of data on internet daily, and a significant portion of that data is in unstructured natural language format (textual). We need to invest in automated tools to extract knowledge and insights hidden in this data. This workshop will provide general introduction to various Natural Language Processing (NLP) tasks and techniques. We will learn about many cutting edge NLP tools that can help in building adaptive applications to further medical education.

Dr. Toufeeq Ahmed is an Assistant Dean of Education Informatics at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. He is a computer scientist by training, with expertise in natural language processing, machine learning, information retrieval, and adaptive recommender systems. He has published over 25 peer-reviewed publications.