Natural Language Understanding @ Facebook Scale:
At Facebook, text understanding is the key to surfacing content that’s relevant and personalized, plus enabling new experiences like social recommendations and Marketplace suggestions. In this talk, I will introduce you to DeepText, Facebook’s platform for text understanding, and discuss the various models it supports.
Bio: Rushin Shah is an engineering leader at Facebook, currently working on natural language understanding and dialog. Previously, he was at Siri at Apple for 5 years, where he built and headed the natural language understanding group, which included teams dedicated to modeling, engineering and data science. He also worked at the query understanding group at Yahoo. He has worked on a broad range of problems in the NLP area including parsing, information extraction, dialog and question answering. He holds degrees in language technologies and computer science from Carnegie Mellon and IIT Kharagpur.