Paper: Invited Talk: IBM Cognitive Computing - An NLP Renaissance!

ACL ID D14-1001
Title Invited Talk: IBM Cognitive Computing - An NLP Renaissance!
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

Electronically available multi-modal data (primarily text and meta-data) is unprece- dented in terms of its volume, variety, ve- locity, (and veracity). The increased in- terest and investment in cognitive comput- ing for building systems and solutions that enable and support richer human-machine interactions presents a unique opportunity for novel statistical models for natural lan- guage processing. In this talk, I will describe a journey at IBM during the past three decades in de- veloping novel statistical models for NLP covering statistical parsing, machine trans- lation, and question-answering systems. Along with a discussion of some of the re- cent successes, I will discuss some diffi- cult challenges that need to be addressed to achieve more effective cognitive systems and applicat...