TECHNICAL WORKSHOP SERIES: Introduction to NLP by Soroush Ziaeinejad

Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 14:30

School of Computer Science

Technical Workshop SeriesWorkshop Title: Introduction to NLP

Presenter:  Soroush Ziaeinejad

Date: Thursday, November 9th, 2023

Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Location: 4th Floor (Workshop space) at 300 Ouellette Avenue (School of Computer Science Advanced Computing Hub)


LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED once the presentation has begun.



Natural Language Processing (NPL) is a rapidly growing field of Artificial Intelligence that focuses on enabling machines to understand, interpret, and generate human language. This introductory workshop will cover the basics of NLP, its applications, and popular techniques, including text classification, sentiment analysis, named entity recognition, and machine translation. Participants will also get hands-on experience with NLP tools and libraries, asuch as NLTK, spaCY, and Gensim in Python.

Workshop Outline:


What is Natural Language Processing (NLP)?

What are the real-life applications of NLP?

·         Sentiment Analysis

·         Text Summarization

·         Topic Modeling

·         Text Classification

·         Named Entity Recognition




Basic knowledge of Python and mathematics



Soroush is a Ph.D. student and research assistant at the School of Computer Science. His main research area is Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval on social networks.