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Text mining and machine learning



Text mining and machine learning

InfinIT invites you to an after-work meeting on Text mining and machine learning where we will look at how we use machine learning and natural language processing today, and what the future holds.

Companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM already apply machine learning and text mining on a large scale as part of their core business. At this meeting we present the potential of machine learning and natural language processing today, and what the future holds.

The digital transformation has changed the way we process data and has enabled us to develop better products. With machine learning and other data-driven methods we can extract information from data and use it to automate processes that would otherwise have to be performed manually, and we can develop products that better meet customer needs.

Especially natural language processing (NLP) has had a major impact on search engines, machine translation between languages, and sentiment analysis to determine whether reviews are positive or negative. In the future, these technologies will not only be improved; we will also be able to design more intelligent systems that better “understand” the content of texts.

For example, we can extract persons that are mentioned in a text and identify if they are mentioned elsewhere (e.g. in newspaper articles). It could also be a chat function that can interact directly with the users and answer their questions.

Target audience
The target audience includes for example law firms, tax authorities, intelligence agencies, industries holding patents (e.g. pharma), insurance companies as well as recruitment and news agencies.


See the full programme at InfinIT's website.


  • Anders Søgaard, Professor with special responsibilities, Centre for Language Technology, University of Copenhagen
  • Brian Jacobsen, CTO, Taxon ApS
  • Jan Neerbek, IT Solutions Architect, Data Science and Engineering Lab, The Alexandra Institute


Register for the after-work meeting via InfinIT's website.

02 June from 14:00 to 16:00 May, date to be confirmed
IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langaards Vej 7, 2300 København S – Auditorium 4
Participation is free. Please note that you will be charged a no-show / same-day cancellation fee of DKK 200 excl. Danish VAT.

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