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Hands-On Natural Language Processing with Python by Rajalingappaa Shanmugamani, Rajesh Arumugam

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Recognizing named entities

NER is a type of text annotation task. In NER, words or tokens in a piece of text are labeled or annotated into categories, such as organizations, locations, people, and so on. In effect, NER converts unstructured text data into structured data that can later be used for further analysis. The following screenshot is a visualization from the Google Cloud API. The reader can try out the API with the link provided in the preceding subsection:

The output result in the preceding screenshot shows how the different entities, such as ORGANISATION (Google), PERSON (Sundar Pitchai), EVENT (CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW), and so ...

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