Jelena Mitrović

Postdoctoral Researcher | University of Passau

Jelena Mitrović teaches Text Mining with Python, and Information Retrieval and NLP at the University of Passau, Germany. Her research focuses on Computational Rhetoric, i.e. processing non-literal text and speech, modeling rhetorical figures and relations, as well as Argument(ation) modeling and mining.

Jelena is a founding member of the Group for Language Resources and Technologies at the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, where she started her work on NLP tools and resources related to Computational Rhetoric, Computational Semantics and Computational Lexicography.

Before embarking on the wonderful journey of Natural Language Processing, Jelena worked as a book translator and interpreter for English and Greek, and as an Information Specialist at the University Library of Belgrade, Serbia.

She lives in Passau with her husband Miljan (an IT aficionado who inspired her to learn coding in the first place), her two children (a teenager and a toddler, oh my!) and the world’s calmest Jack Russell Terrier, Penny.

Natural Language Processing with Python

This talk is aimed at beginners in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and/ or Python and will show the power of Python in analysing text.

What will be covered:

Tokenization, Assigning Part-of-Speech tags – POS tagging, Segmentation, Exploring different types of corpora, Dictionary methods, Indexing on different data types – strings, lists, dictionaries, Machine learning algorithms for text analysis, etc