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Russell Horton, Natural Language Processing (NLP) Developer in Fairfax, CA, United States
Russell Horton

Natural Language Processing (NLP) Developer in Fairfax, CA, United States

Member since April 3, 2017
Russell builds data-driven products and data-driven teams. He has more than 15 years of experience inventing, rapidly prototyping, and deploying products driven by machine learning and natural language processing. Russell loves consulting on data science projects in the early stages.
Russell is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • Natural Language Processing (NLP), 15 years
  • Python, 13 years
  • Machine Learning, 12 years
  • NLTK, 10 years
  • Scala, 10 years
  • Stanford NLP, 10 years
  • Spark, 5 years
Fairfax, CA, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Python, Scala, NLP, invention and prototyping

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was an early detection system for emerging pandemics for the Defense Threat Reduction agency, powered by textual analysis of local news.

Employment

  • Senior Security Analyst

    2018 - PRESENT
    GitHub
    • Oversaw machine learning for abuse and fraud prevention.
    Technologies: Python, Machine Learning
  • Lead Data Scientist

    2015 - 2017
    Verizon Labs
    • Built movie and TV recommendations system.
    • Innovated and prototyped numerous TV and movie viewing products and product features.
    • Led team of data scientists to build the future of TV.
    • Used NLP to analyze television captions to power new viewing experiences.
    Technologies: Scala, Spark, ALS, Python
  • Senior Data Scientist

    2014 - 2015
    EcoHealth Alliance
    • Developed a machine learning system to detect emerging disease epidemics.
    • Built an open-source NLP annotation framework.
    • Led a heterogenous team including data science, design, and dev ops.
    Technologies: Python, MeteorJS, Scala, Stanford NLP
  • Computational Linguist

    2008 - 2014
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    • Built a content-based recommender system for news and web content.
    • Developed a data-driven dictionary.
    • Built a search with an auto-complete feature.
    • Designed a machine for entity and concept recognition.
    Technologies: Scala, Python, Stanford NLP

Experience

  • Linguistic Annotation Framework (Development)
    https://github.com/ecohealthalliance/annie

    Provides a unifying framework for adding various kinds of linguistic annotations (part-of-speech, ngram, concept annotation, etc).

Skills

  • Other

    Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Languages

    Python, Scala, JavaScript
  • Frameworks

    Spark
  • Libraries/APIs

    NLTK, Stanford NLP
  • Storage

    MongoDB

Education

  • Master's degree in Lingustics
    2010 - 2012
    UCSD - San Diego, California
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Lingustics
    1998 - 2002
    University of Chicago - Chicago, IL
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