Notes from NLP research

How NLP affects Gender Equality

More and more applications of Natural Language Processing (NLP) are used in everyday life: When you translate a paragraph online, you are using an application of NLP, and also when you dictate a letter to a speech recognition system or when you ask questions to a voice assistant. The business world, too, is full of hidden but powerful applications of NLP. Given this increasing applicability, researchers need to be aware of ethical concepts such as gender equality. First of all, NLP makes use of gender as an explicit variable in many places. For example, state-of-the-art systems can infer the gender […]

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