Natural language processing is a branch of artificial intelligence that gives computers the ability to understand text and spoken words. To do this, NLP must be able to parse words and phrases to equivocate the grammatical structure of sentences and the meaning of words so they can be understood in context. In the world of unstructured data, NLP does what other unstructured data processing does: It attempts to impose both structure and meaning on an unstructured data flow.
It has enormous potential for organizations to use text and spoken data in applications, but few companies take full advantage of it. How can companies improve their NLP expertise?