NLP Survey: Grains of Salt Helpful

November 30, 2020

Curious about the “state” of natural language processing? Surveys dependent on participants who self-recruit or receive a questionnaire as a result of signing up for a newsletter have to be consumed with a grain of salt and bottle of monosodium glutamate. You can get a copy of a survey sponsored by John Snow Labs via this url. This is a Medium content object, so be prepared to provide information of value to certain large organizations.

The principal findings from the survey of 571 respondents include:

  • People are spending money for entity recognition and document classification
  • Sparc and spaCy are popular
  • One third of those responding use an indexing “helper” tool.

Data about budgets are scant. Percentages are not what fuel a sales person’s interest.

For Beyond Search, the single most important finding is that four cloud services do the heavy lifting for those into NLP: AWS, Azure, Google, and IBM. Which cloud service is most popular among the NLP crowd? Give up? The survey says, “Google.”

Not surprisingly cost and complexity are holding back NLP adoption and expansion. And what is John Snow Labs? An NLP outfit. Index term: Marketing.

Stephen E Arnold, November 30, 2020


One Response to “NLP Survey: Grains of Salt Helpful”

  1. Abdul Moeez on November 30th, 2020 12:05 pm

    That’s new

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