Natural Language Processing
|Summary|| Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a field of computer science and linguistics concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages. Many challenges in NLP involve natural language understanding, that is, enabling computers to derive meaning from human or natural language input.
NLP can be used in humanitarian computing to classify relevant tweets and text messages based on their subject matter. This categorization can help deliver relevant information to the appropriate personnel. These are essential to enable the personal to timely and efficiently work to address the most urgent needs, and to understand the emergency situation better.
Examples: Classifying Text Messages for Haiti Earthquake is one of the publications that introduces a new information technology infrastructure called Enhanced Messaging for the Emergency Response Sector (EMERSE), that uses NLP to classify and aggregate tweets and text messages about the 2010 Haiti earthquake disaster.
|Guidelines||This includes papers dealing with natural language processing, text analysis, sentiment analysis, etc.|