Innovations in NLP
Author: L. Michael Hall, Shelle Rose Charvet, Shelle Rose-Charvet
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
This long awaited book brings together some of the most recent innovations and applications of the traditional NLP model. Each chapter describes a new model or application and contains step by step instructions or a case study on how and when to apply it. For NLP Practitioners it provides an outstanding collection of new tools and ideas to take their practice forward.
Words that Change Minds
Author: Shelle Rose Charvet
Publisher: Author's Choice Publishing
Many take advantage of software and hardware accessibility in the English language. However, for non native speakers, this inevitably becomes a problem; specifically for the complex Bangla language which is not easily integrated into the world of technology. Technical Challenges and Design Issues in Bangla Language Processing addresses the difficulties as well as the overwhelming benefits associated with creating programs and devices that are accessible to the speakers of the Bangla language. Professionals, students, and researchers interested in expanding the fields of computing, information and knowledge management, and communication technologies in the non-English realm will benefit from this comprehensive collection of research.
Wired for Success
Author: Wendy Jago
Can your brain help you become more successful? YES! In Wired for Success, Wendy Jago introduces the reader to NLP—Neuro-Linguistic Programming—a therapeutic technique used to recognize and reprogram unconscious patterns of thought and behavior in order to modify psychological responses, and thereby alter your subconscious processes to work for you, instead of against you. Broken into two engaging sections, this book first teaches you how your mind can shape various experiences, and then offers steps to help you approach numerous real-life issues in new ways. Among the topics covered: • Prioritizing effectively • Negotiating • Beating stress • Utilizing teamwork • Spotting opportunities • Making decisions These simple techniques will increase your mental fitness and grant you the ability to succeed in times of change, challenge, and opportunity, so that you don't just survive— you thrive!
Foster your NLP applications with the help of deep learning, NLTK, and TensorFlow Key Features Weave neural networks into linguistic applications across various platforms Perform NLP tasks and train its models using NLTK and TensorFlow Boost your NLP models with strong deep learning architectures such as CNNs and RNNs Book Description Natural language processing (NLP) has found its application in various domains, such as web search, advertisements, and customer services, and with the help of deep learning, we can enhance its performances in these areas. Hands-On Natural Language Processing with Python teaches you how to leverage deep learning models for performing various NLP tasks, along with best practices in dealing with today’s NLP challenges. To begin with, you will understand the core concepts of NLP and deep learning, such as Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), recurrent neural networks (RNNs), semantic embedding, Word2vec, and more. You will learn how to perform each and every task of NLP using neural networks, in which you will train and deploy neural networks in your NLP applications. You will get accustomed to using RNNs and CNNs in various application areas, such as text classification and sequence labeling, which are essential in the application of sentiment analysis, customer service chatbots, and anomaly detection. You will be equipped with practical knowledge in order to implement deep learning in your linguistic applications using Python's popular deep learning library, TensorFlow. By the end of this book, you will be well versed in building deep learning-backed NLP applications, along with overcoming NLP challenges with best practices developed by domain experts. What you will learn Implement semantic embedding of words to classify and find entities Convert words to vectors by training in order to perform arithmetic operations Train a deep learning model to detect classification of tweets and news Implement a question-answer model with search and RNN models Train models for various text classification datasets using CNN Implement WaveNet a deep generative model for producing a natural-sounding voice Convert voice-to-text and text-to-voice Train a model to convert speech-to-text using DeepSpeech Who this book is for Hands-on Natural Language Processing with Python is for you if you are a developer, machine learning or an NLP engineer who wants to build a deep learning application that leverages NLP techniques. This comprehensive guide is also useful for deep learning users who want to extend their deep learning skills in building NLP applications. All you need is the basics of machine learning and Python to enjoy the book.
Parenting is not an idea, concept or belief. It's a process and therefore is neither static nor fixed in time that results in something special being created. The Parents' Handbook provides you with tools, techniques, insights and approaches to improve the way you communicate, to be available emotionally and physically and to successfully fulfill the different roles expected of you as a parent.
Magic of NLP Demystified
Author: Byron Lewis
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
With new and updated material this is the second edition of a work which has long been regarded as one of the best introductions to NLP and, in particular, its Language of Communication model, available. It introduces the reader to a remarkable new approach to the study of human communications and therapeutic change.Managers, sales people, consultants, therapists, parents educators - anyone interested in or involved with influential communications and personal change - will benefit from reading this book, which is written in an informal and entertaining style.
What conceptual states do you have and never leave home without? What attitudes do you seem to take everywhere you go? Do you tend to think optimistically? Do you tend to see the dark side of things?
As natural language processing spans many different disciplines, it is sometimes difficult to understand the contributions and the challenges that each of them presents. This book explores the special relationship between natural language processing and cognitive science, and the contribution of computer science to these two fields. It is based on the recent research papers submitted at the international workshops of Natural Language and Cognitive Science (NLPCS) which was launched in 2004 in an effort to bring together natural language researchers, computer scientists, and cognitive and linguistic scientists to collaborate together and advance research in natural language processing. The chapters cover areas related to language understanding, language generation, word association, word sense disambiguation, word predictability, text production and authorship attribution. This book will be relevant to students and researchers interested in the interdisciplinary nature of language processing. Discusses the problems and issues that researchers face, providing an opportunity for developers of NLP systems to learn from cognitive scientists, cognitive linguistics and neurolinguistics Provides a valuable opportunity to link the study of natural language processing to the understanding of the cognitive processes of the brain
The Collaborative Leader
Author: Ian McDermott, L. Michael Hall
Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd
In The Collaborative Leader, L. Michael Hall and Ian McDermott answer key questions about leadership. What is collaboration? How does it relate to leadership? How do you do it effectively? How do you pull people together, inspire them with a meaningful vision, and organise them so that a team spirit emerges and peak performance is achieved? The Collaborative Leader is a practical guide to collaborating with others and leading collaboratively. That means learning how to win the hearts and minds of those who we lead. Packed with practical and immediate action points, the book will show you how to turn around a non-collaborative group or environment immediately. You will find assessment questions throughout, step-by-step processes on collaboration, and an invitation to action at the end of each chapter: a personal challenge to step up to the collaborative level of leadership. Learn the core competencies that facilitate a healthy, joyful, and productive collaboration. The foundation of collaborative leadership is self-collaboration. The leader who cannot effectively collaborate cannot effectively lead. If you are to walk your talk, you need to demonstrate collaborative skills yourself, and this book will show you the ‘how to’s’ for developing the critical success elements of leadership. The best collaborators are those who have lots of fun collaborating. The goal can be serious. The collaboration can be fun. Learn how it’s possible by understanding the structure and processes of collaboration. Whether you’re responsible for team or organisational development, you’ll find plenty here to inspire you to transform your leadership into collaborative leadership. Chapters include: Part I: The Foundations of Collaborative Leadership—Leading the Call, 1. The Vision—Why Bother? 2. The Mirror—Where Are You? 3. What Is a Collaborative Leader? 4. Challenges To Collaborative Leadership. Part II: Collaborative Leadership—The How To, 5. The Collaborative Pathway—How Do We Get There? 6. Calling For and Inspiring Collaboration—Inviting Others 7. Choosing To Collaborate—Making the Decision 8. Creating a Culture of Collaboration—Collaboration Inside Out 9. Combining Differences For Synergy—Welcoming and Integrating 10. Integrating Self and Others—The Collaborative Quadrants 11. Believing In Collaboration 12 The Principles of Collaboration 13. The Bigger Game of Collaboration 14. The States of Collaboration 15. The Call To Be a Collaborative Leader. Part III: Collaborative Leadership Challenges—There Be Dragons! 16. How Collaborations Can Go Wrong 17. Pseudo-Collaboration—The Talk Without the Walk 18. Collaboration In Crisis
Class-tested and coherent, this textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Slides and additional exercises (with solutions for lecturers) are also available through the book's supporting website to help course instructors prepare their lectures.
Despite widespread use, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) is a topic of much debate, often receiving criticism from academic and professional sectors. In this book international academics, researchers and therapists are brought together to examine the current evidence of the clinical efficacy of NLP techniques, considering how NLP can be effective in facilitating change, enrichment and symptom relief. Lisa Wake and her colleagues provide a critical appraisal of evidence-based research in the area to indicate the benefits of the approach and identify the need for an increase in randomized well-controlled clinical trials. Contributors also explore how NLP has been used to treat various disorders including: post-traumatic stress disorder phobias addictions anxiety disorders mild depression. Illustrated throughout with clinical examples and case studies, this book is key reading for practitioners and researchers interested in NLP, as well as postgraduate students.
NLP for Project Managers
Author: Peter Parkes
Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute
Project management is becoming less about managing tools and processes and more about delivering through people. This is the only book on Neurolinguistic Programming written specifically for project managers. It will equip them to communicate across cultures, resolve conflicts, motivate teams and become better leaders.
The Psychology of Humor
Author: Rod A. Martin, Thomas Ford
Publisher: Academic Press
Most of us laugh at something funny multiple times during a typical day. Humor serves multiple purposes, and although there is a sizable and expanding research literature on the subject, the research is spread in a variety of disciplines. The Psychology of Humor, 2e reviews the literature, integrating research from across subdisciplines in psychology, as well as related fields such as anthropology, biology, computer science, linguistics, sociology, and more. This book begins by defining humor and presenting theories of humor. Later chapters cover cognitive processes involved in humor and the effects of humor on cognition. Individual differences in personality and humor are identified as well as the physiology of humor, the social functions of humor, and how humor develops and changes over the lifespan. This book concludes noting the association of humor with physical and mental health, and outlines applications of humor use in psychotherapy, education, and the workplace. In addition to being fully updated with recent research, the second edition includes a variety of new materials. More graphs, tables, and figures now illustrate concepts, processes, and theories. It provides new brief interviews with prominent humor scholars via text boxes. The end of each chapter now includes a list of key concepts, critical thinking questions, and a list of resources for further reading. Covers research on humor and laughter in every area of psychology Integrates research findings into a coherent conceptual framework Includes brain imaging studies, evolutionary models, and animal research Integrates related information from sociology, linguistics, neuroscience, and anthropology Explores applications of humor in psychotherapy, education, and the workplace Provides new research, plus key concepts and chapter summaries
Richard Bandler, co-creator of NLP and the man who inspired Paul McKenna to greatness, collaborates with Alessio Roberti and Owen Fitzpatrick to reveal how to unleash your true potential and transform your life.