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Replay Available! Learn about Elyra Visual NLP Editor

By Tim Bonnemann posted Thu June 30, 2022 04:56 PM


We had a fun May 2022 virtual meetup (postponed from May 19), this one co-produced together with IBM Academy of Technology (AoT) Silicon Valley TVC Affiliate.

Topic: Elyra visual NLP Editor

Elyra-Canvas ( is a sophisticated library powered by two NodeJS modules for creation of visual no code / low code development environments. It powers the open source Elyra ML Pipeline Editor as well as many tools in IBM’s product portfolio in Cloud Pak for Data such as DataStage, Modeler, Watson Studio Pipelines and a Neural Network Designer.

With Elyra visual NLP, IBM donates another open source visual no code / low code development environment which enables users to visually design, develop and test NLP pipelines. The tool is runtime agnostic and the first runtimes to be supported are “Text Extensions for Pandas” and “IBM SystemT”. In this talk we walk you through Elyra-Canvas, the Elyra visual NLP Editor and SystemT – the fast engine powering rule-based NLP in IBM Watson products.

Speaker bios

  • Laura Chiticariu is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect for IBM Language, where she builds reusable language processing algorithms that serve as the NLP foundation for IBM products. Laura has 14 years of R&D experience building algorithms & tools, working with customers to solve NLP problems, and collaborating with IBM Research to bring the latest language innovations to IBM products.
  • Jesus Rocha Guerrero is a Senior Full Stack Engineer and Senior Engineering Manager within IBM's Cloud Pak for Data platform. Jesus and his team contributes Modeler product for CPD, and in addition own the growth of Elyra/Canvas with its rich set of features that power not only Modeler, but other services that leverage visual canvas interfaces. Jesus has been working on Full Stack web development for 15 years, and is passionate about the intricacies of modern micro-service architectures both on the Front-End as well as Back-End.

Our next virtual meetup is set to be scheduled shortly. Stay tuned!

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