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The goals of this project is to research a current topic in Data Analytics and display my ability to understand and describe the topic to future employers. The topic I decided to research was about Natural Language Processing. What I learned from this project was that there are huge advancements in Natural Language Processing such as Neural Networks can now extract information from large bodies of text incredibly quickly. They’re able to classify text into different categories, determine sentiment about text, and perform analysis on the similarity of text data. In the end, all of that information can be stored in a single feature vector of numbers. As a result, NLP becomes a powerful tool in Data Science. Huge datastores of text, not just one-word answers but full-on paragraphs, can be transformed into numerical data for standard analysis. We’re now able to explore datasets that are far more complex.