The data world today spans science, marketing and military intelligence. These are examples of three large domains which are more and more data dependent. Going back to the dawn of civilization, numbers ruled this data world, and until very recently this remained true throughout human history. Pythagoras, the Hebrew Gematria system, Leibniz, Descartes, Turing, Chomsky and many others conceived the possibility of how words and numbers could be integrated together in mathematical algorithms to draw accurate insights -- Lexical Analysis. Originally, this early line of thinking led to cryptography -- the writing and breaking of secret codes -- many Millennia ago. When computers emerged the idea of computerizing language translation e.g. English to Russian and back was the original use case that drove software development leading to natural language processing (NLP).
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