Natural language processing
NLP combines the techniques of statistics with machine learning. This makes it possible to extract keywords from a text. We can then use this to make important classifications. TNO uses NLP to extract information from extensive, unstructured textual data in a more automated way.
WHAT DOES TNO OFFER ON NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING?
- At TNO, we use our tools to automatically extract information from documents. We can also make predictions, such as in the foresight domain. Using the Horizon Scanner, we explore and extract from relevant websites, blogs and documents. This allows us to retrieve relevant information and to show trends. Trend analysis shows us that the term deep learning is now being mentioned much more frequently within the computer vision domain than it was ten years ago. In addition, we can classify the documents automatically. For example, by a particular topic or field. We can also use blogs to conduct sentiment analysis and find out whether terms are being described more positively or negatively.