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You Cannot Do Everything with Excel

Are You Abusing Excel? You Need Something Different

Excel is a great software but… for some tasks is just not the right tool. In this article we share a story of how Excel ended up costing billions of dollars because of a simple error. Luckily there is none in your spreadsheets 🙂 We all know how this happens: you start creating a short list […]

LangDev 2018: a meeting for Language Engineering enthusiasts

LangDev 2018: a meeting for Language Engineering enthusiasts

I had the great opportunity to attend the first LangDev Meetup. It was organized by Markus Völter and Tijs van der Storm and it was hosted at CWI, in Amsterdam. Why was it great? Because there you could meet a lot of different people working in the Language Engineering space from different angles. There were […]

A Guide to Natural Language Processing

A Guide to Natural Language Processing

What can you use Natural Language Processing for? Natural Language Processing (NLP) comprises a set of techniques that can be used to achieve many different objectives. Take a look at the following table to figure out which technique can solve your particular problem. What You Need Where To Look Grouping similar words for search Stemming, […]