Building a Unified NLP Framework at LinkedIn with Huiji Gao

EPISODE 481
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Today we're joined by Huiji Gao, a Senior Engineering Manager of Machine Learning and AI at LinkedIn.   In our conversation with Huiji, we dig into his interest in building NLP tools and systems, including a recent open-source project called DeText, a framework for generating models for ranking classification and language generation. We explore the motivation behind DeText, the landscape at LinkedIn before and after it was put into use broadly, and the various contexts it's being used in at the company. We also discuss the relationship between BERT and DeText via LiBERT, a version of BERT that is trained and calibrated on LinkedIn data, the practical use of these tools from an engineering perspective, the approach they've taken to optimization, and much more!
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