Stanford Natural Language Processing (NLP) group at Stanford University has an open suite of language analysis tools that are available for the public to use. Most of the tools are only available in English but some have been translated into Chinese, Spanish, German, and Arabic. This tutorial will focus on the English tool sets, specifically the Named Entity Recognizer and the Parts of Speech Tagger. This is helpful is being able to pinpoint and extract specific locations / organizations from a text; Or if you wanted to look at the complexity of sentence structure; Or even looking for hesitations in transcripts for english as a second language learners and where they pause the longest. There are various applications to this technology in research and learning.
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