Natural Language Processing Consulting and Text Analysis
Fast Data Science is an AI consultancy focusing on natural language processing consulting (NLP). NLP can help organisations to simplify mission critical processes and discover insights from large volumes of text.
The manager, Thomas Wood, studied a Masters in 2008 at Cambridge University in Computer Speech, Text and Internet Technology and since then he has been working exclusively as an NLP consultant. In 2018 he founded Fast Data Science to deliver NLP consulting services.
An NLP Consultant Explains:
When companies have large amounts of text documents (imagine a law firm’s case load, or regulatory documents in a pharma company), it can be tricky to get insights out of it. For example, you may want to know of the thousands of clinical trials you ran, how many resulted in a particular side effect, when that information is stored in a stack of documents and you don’t have time to read them all. Natural language processing allows us to automate this kind of task.
Natural language dialogue systems - for example, develop a multilingual chatbot specifically for a company and domain, with detailed knowledge of a particular product range. We can leverage state of the art large language models (LLMs) such as GPT-3, or even train our own LLM.
Text analysis - which molecules were used in a biosciences paper? How many subjects in a clinical trial? What percentage of doctors felt there was an interaction between Drug A and Drug B?
What would an NLP consultant do in the healthcare domain?
AI and natural language processing are being increasingly adopted across the healthcare sector. This technology is sometimes called healthtech or MedTech. NLP is being used to compare and detect changes in clinical reports, extract clinical concepts such as MeSH terms from electronic medical records, and develop human-to-machine natural language dialogue systems to improve the healthcare experience.
We have worked on a number of projects in healthcare, including: