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Apache Spark NLP Extending Spark ML to Deliver Fast, Scalable, and Unified Natural Language Process

Natural language processing is a key component in many data science systems that must understand or reason about text. Common use cases include question answering, paraphrasing or summarization, sentiment analysis, natural language BI, language modeling, and disambiguation. Building such systems usually requires combining three types of software libraries: NLP annotation frameworks, machine learning frameworks, and deep learning frameworks. This talk introduces the NLP library for Apache Spark. It natively extends the Spark ML pipeline API’s which enabling zero-copy, distributed, combined NLP & ML pipelines, which leverage all of Spark’s built-in optimizations. Benchmarks and design best practices for building NLP, ML and DL pipelines on Spark will be shared. The library implements core NLP algorithms including lemmatization, part of speech tagging, dependency parsing, named entity recognition, spell checking and sentiment detection. The talk will demonstrate using these algorithms to build commonly used pipelines, using PySpark on notebooks that will be made publicly available after the talk. About: Databricks provides a unified data analytics platform, powered by Apache Spark™, that accelerates innovation by unifying data science, engineering and business. Read more here:…

Spark NLP Walkthrough, powered by TensorFlow

This article is a walkthrough of solving a realistic use case of natural language understanding in healthcare using Spark NLP Deep Learning