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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Facebook Now Using Natural Language Processing

Facebook Now Using Natural Language Processing: "An anonymous reader writes 'Facebook has added a new type of story to its News Feed today: if more than one of your friends post about the same topic, and it has a Page on the social network, the posts will be grouped under a Posted About story, even if your friends don't explicitly tag the Page. It turns out Facebook is using natural language processing on status updates as well as the headlines of posted links to figure out if a topic mentioned has a corresponding Page, and then searches to see if your other friends have done so as well.'

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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