Mastering Natural Language Processing methodologies and technologies

Mariangela Graziano

PhD student at Università degli Studi della Campania “L. Vanvitelli”

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is an area of artificial intelligence (AI) that deals with giving computers the ability to understand text and spoken words in the same way that people do. As textual data is now everywhere: documents on our PCs or in the cloud, public or private corpora, unstructured data on the Web (web pages, posts, social, logs), research has concentrated heavily on these areas.
For years, Europe has encouraged member states to invest in the development of artificial intelligence and the digitization of their public administrations. The PNRR (National Recovery and Resilience Plan) has recently demonstrated its intention to further digitize Italy through legislative reforms and major investments, which will also serve the training of public employees, the only way that artificial intelligence will truly be integrated into many more areas of their work. As a result, artificial intelligence has enormous promise in terms of efficiency, cost reduction, and the extension of services available to citizens. Indeed, with the aid of technology, administrative tasks may be completed much more quickly and, in many cases, without the involvement of human personnel. AI in the workplace, whether public or private, provides the possibility to save hours and hours of time spent on mechanical chores that can now be completed automatically by an intelligent system. In the field of NLP applications, significant advances and promising outcomes are being made. The major challenge and big goal is to build intelligent and autonomous systems (cognitive computing), maybe in the body of a robot. Through the TAILOR project, I would like to study NLP techniques, algorithms, and methodologies, as well as learn a working methodology from a research institute that can help me calibrate and focus on the goals of my PhD.

The visit to Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC) will give the opportunity for learning techniques and research methodology from an artificial intelligence institute to better calibrate and focus the objectives of my doctoral course

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