Scale By the Bay Scale By the Bay

Building Complete State-of-the-art Natural Language Processing Projects with Free Software


David Talby
John Snow Labs, CTO

David Talby is a chief technology officer at John Snow Labs, helping healthcare & life science companies put AI to good use. David is the creator of Spark NLP – the world’s most widely used natural language processing library in the enterprise. He has extensive experience building and running web-scale software platforms and teams – in startups, for Microsoft’s Bing in the US and Europe, and to scale Amazon’s financial systems in Seattle and the UK. David holds a Ph.D. in computer science and master’s degrees in both computer science and business administration.

This session introduces three free software tools built on top of the Spark NLP library. They enable data science teams to deliver end-to-end natural language processing projects, with state-of-the-art accuracy, much faster than what was possible just a year ago. First, we'll cover the recent release of Python's NLU library, which provides training & inference over thousands of NLP models with one line of code. Second, we'll cover the Annotation Lab, which enables business domain experts to train & tune models using active learning and transfer learning, with support for enterprise-grade security, versioning, audit, and analytics. Third, we'll cover the NLP Server, which provides no-code access via a simple UI and API to the entire models hub.