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Python NLP Task: How many words?

My student wants to know how many words she will need to learn for the Chinese intermediate exam. Use Python to give her an answer. Each word is on a new line

拿上
你猜
听不懂
读书
走路
来接我
骑车
报纸
护士
服务员
售票员
暖和
散步
考试
成绩
开会
地址
放假
沙发
草地
超市里
变化
到处
附近
图书馆
准时到了
经常
最近

邻居
花了钱

应该

饼干
常常
盒子里面
两种糖
必须

记得
除了


葡萄
教室
打扫

干净
认真
聊天

另外
出去的时候
别忘了
窗户

西边
方便

校园
打排球
肚子都圆了

介绍
今天多云
可能会
奇怪
停电了
讨厌
游戏
打算
暑假
参观
长城
担心
安全
钢琴弹
真不错
开始
她看起来
不但。。而且
健康
年轻
她看起来不但健康,而且年轻。
或者
空调
春天
夏天
关于
一会儿
讨论

快点儿
打扰一下
地铁站
离这儿远吗
公里
在路东
准备
如果
没什么其他事儿
离开
毕业
见面

好像
声音
手表
决定
刚才
生气
厉害
熟悉
表演
大声地笑了起来
国外
电子邮件
联系
和我联系
发烧了
虽然
没有出汗
一直很不舒服
参加
比赛
紧张
心情
练习
努力
一点儿也不难
我太马虎了
做错了
重要
容易
复习
玩具
在排队
节日
爬山
有礼貌
警察
写作业
秋天
凉快
初中的知识
已经
学会了
洗手间
二楼
楼下
下课的时候
突然
明白
蝴蝶

放哪儿
手机
手机响了
句子
照相
太辣了
打网球
体育
体育馆
虫子
天气越来越热了
将来
我希望
刷牙

危险
眼镜
戴眼镜
兴趣
兴趣
对画画儿感兴趣
坚持

锻炼
身体
锻炼
坚持
饮料
非常
号码
公园
迷路了
清楚
看不清楚
安静
别害怕
新闻
然后
烤鸭
进去
放寒假
旅游

地图
在三层
打针
习惯
搬到
洗脸
刷牙
电视声音
懂礼貌
骑自行车
破了
合适
变 瘦 了
上班
累坏了
盘子
办法
受不了
注意
注意安全
记住
其他
其他人都
同意
信封
都行
冰箱
身体健康
祝您身体健康
幸福
幸福快乐
大概
离开
马虎
毕业
饭馆
尝尝
电梯
做游戏


Python NLP Task: lines in a text

Convert the text below so that is looks like in the photo below. i.e. putting the “broken” lines into normal paragraphs

Blazing Trails

Thanks to the Appen TTS engine, GuildLink was the frst company in the world to
provide audio CMIs and is still one of the only ones doing it. “There’s an increase
in demand for accurate and current medicines information and being able to
provide the information in multiple ways has helped alleviate that,” says Paonne.
“Appen’s text-to-speech conversion has been pivotal in helping us provide more
information in more ways and helping patients understand what they’re taking.”

GuildLink’s pioneering service has led to partnerships with several Australian
government-sponsored websites that use the information in the company’s
database. Those include the Therapeutic Goods Administration site, and other
distributors of medicine information.

But the company doesn’t want to stop there. “To further improve accessibility,
we’d like to look into translating the CMIs into multiple languages in the future,”
says Paonne. “It’s so important that consumers have high-quality, accurate
information they can understand. Our philosophy is the more information you
give people, the better.”

Business Machine Learning: text-to-speech

The Situation

It’s critical for patients to understand what medicine they’re taking and how to take it. Every prescription medication in Australia requires an accompanying Consumer Medicines Information (CMI) leaflet, describing what the medicine does, how to take it, and possible side effects. The trouble with the leaflets is that the information on them changes frequently, and it’s difficult to get updated information to consumers.

GuildLink, the pre-eminent provider of up-to-date medicine information for consumers and health providers, solves this problem by storing, managing and distributing CMIs electronically. They recognized the need for audio CMIs to meet the needs of consumers who can’t use the printed information for a variety of reasons—including impaired vision, a non-English-speaking background, and learning disabilities such as dyslexia

Blazing Trails

Thanks to the Appen TTS engine, GuildLink was the frst company in the world to
provide audio CMIs and is still one of the only ones doing it. “There’s an increase
in demand for accurate and current medicines information and being able to
provide the information in multiple ways has helped alleviate that,” says Paonne.
“Appen’s text-to-speech conversion has been pivotal in helping us provide more
information in more ways and helping patients understand what they’re taking.”

GuildLink’s pioneering service has led to partnerships with several Australian
government-sponsored websites that use the information in the company’s
database. Those include the Therapeutic Goods Administration site, and other
distributors of medicine information.

But the company doesn’t want to stop there. “To further improve accessibility,
we’d like to look into translating the CMIs into multiple languages in the future,”
says Paonne. “It’s so important that consumers have high-quality, accurate
information they can understand. Our philosophy is the more information you
give people, the better.”

from here

retail case

Business podcast: leadership

30 minutes with Shellye Archambeau, former chief executive officer (CEO) at MetricStream and board member at Verizon and Nordstrom .

Before listening, think about your own answers to the questions Shellye is asked (as a board member):

1 – When it comes to establishing clear vision that inspires and excites,
how as a leader do you convey a message that can resonate with the
masses of people and excite them?

2 – What’s your view on risking taking particularly in larger organisations as opposed to smaller ones?

3 – What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken in your career?

4 – How can you make your own luck?

Now click on the link below and listen to the 3rd podcast section (Leadership, goals, and work-life optimization)

link to listening



Presentation analysis / power of believing

Jack Ma famously said we should not focus on giving our children knowledge, we should focus on them believing in themselves. In her talk, Ms Dweck expounds on her views as to how this can be achieved/

1: watch and react to ideas


2 – watch a second time / read pausing and answering the questions below
0:13 (time in transcript)
a – what is the very first hook sentence used by the speaker? How does she give emphasis with her voice
0:15
b – what do you think about the anecdote that follows
0:44
c – How does she use adjectives when talking about the experiment with 10 year-olds?
1:59
d – What do you think about the rhetoric question delivery at
e – How does she use repetition to emphasise the difference between the two groups?
3:13 – 4:02f – Does she use too many questions? How well does she deliver them?6:36g – do her examples sell her idea?

3 – read the transcript / watch a third time to make a note of
rhetorical questions / pauses/ sentence stress / imperatives / strong adjectives / subject (we, you, they)   / hand gestures / eye-contact with audience

Presentation skills: Sell a medical service

You’ve probably heard of ted.com presentations, one of which we’re going to look at today. In this one we’re going to focus on how the speaker, Doctor Leana Wen, “sells” her idea to you, the audience. Which audience? A casual one that may not be that interested in the topic. Just like you.

Below you have the information on the general idea of the speech. How does it attract our attention?

Wouldn’t you want to know if your doctor was a paid spokesman for a drug company? Or held personal beliefs incompatible with the treatment you want? Right now, in the US at least, your doctor simply doesn’t have to tell you about that. And when physician Leana Wen asked her fellow doctors to open up, the reaction she got was … unsettling.

You will have noticed some of the following things Ted.com used:

a- questions, including a NEGATIVE question

b – “You / your”

c – emphatic words (right now / simply)

d – negativity (beliefs incompatible with / unsettling)

e – unfinished / unclear ideas (………. ) = mystery

Here is the title. Notice anything?

What your doctor won’t disclose

This is the doctor:

Here is the beginning of her speech. Can you see similar things (devices), or do you see a different approach? Do you think they match her dress / make-up / hairstyle / jewelry?

They told me that I’m a traitor to my own profession,that I should be fired,have my medical license taken away,that I should go back to my own country.My email got hacked.In a discussion forum for other doctors,someone took credit for “Twitter-bombing” my account.Now, I didn’t know if this was a good or bad thing,but then came the response:“Too bad it wasn’t a real bomb.”

You might have noticed the following:

a – mystery “they” “someone” “the response”

b – negativity – “Traitor” “be fired” “have..taken away” “hacked” etc

Before watching the presentation, think about why she decided to use this approach / the physical look to sell YOU her idea. Guess how she will continue, then watch!

Click on the transcript button and look for

a- devices like the ones we talked about earlier

b- generally useful presentation structures


MIT Sloan business school: How to lead digital transformation

Report

https://sloanreview.mit.edu/projects/coming-of-age-digitally/

webinar

images (all taken from the sloanreview report linked above)

MIT Business school (Sloan): Digital Business Model for a bank

In the video, the MIT Sloan speaker talks of his interview with he Executive chairman of Spain’s second largest bank and leader in digital innovation on how it executed its digital transformation. You will hear ideas related to the following questions. Before watching, think of your ideas, then compare.

1 – What six questions should a company CIO / executive ask himself when thinking about the digital business model of his company?

CASE STUDY:

Situation:

Imagine you’re the CEO of a large European bank. Times are tough. There’s pressure on margins. Customer satisfaction scores are not brilliant. You have a whole lot of new competitors biting at your heels like platform companies offering financial services.

How can you change your business model of providing products such as car / home loans?

What is your digital competitive advantage?

How will you connect using mobile / IOT?

Do you have crucial capabilities to reinvent your enterprise?

Do you have the leadership to make the transformation happen?

Now watch the video (2.39 – 15 minutes= 12 minutes)


Harvard Business School: competitiveness in the digital transformation era

Answer the questions below that the Harvard business school lecturer answers in the video. Then watch the video to see if he agrees with you

Are you experimenting with use of tech across the board? Is there any result?

Is it a good idea to outsource the innovation ?

Which aspects of your business should you reconsider as a result of digital transformation (he mentioned four)?

What, in your opinion, are core strategy rules for a business?

Who are Amazon’s competitors?

Imagine you’re selling a bike. Apart from saying that the bike is better or
cheaper, how can you create value?

People often walk into a tech hardware selling (e.g. phones) brick and mortar shop, find what they want then order online. What might the BM shop do to increase income?

Big data analysis has been done on how the weather effects buying habits. Can you guess what 3 correlations were noticed?

Video..


Education system

think about your answers to these questions:

1 – the motivation to study at school in England USED TO be “if you study hard and got o college you will get a good job”, but kids now often don’t believe a degree is a guarantee of a good job. Is it the same in your country?

2 – Children in some Western countries are sometimes diagnosed with a psychological problem “ADHD” = attention deficit disorder. They can’t pay attention for very long. Do children in your country have this ADHD?

3 – How do we prepare our children for the 21st economy when we don’t know what it will be like?

4 – How do we teach our children their culture but also integrate them into global society?”

Now watch the video (load on ted.com if necessary)

Before watching the next video, answer the question:

‘Machines are much better than humans in specific areas. For this reason education must be changed. What do you think?

Now watch Jack Ma talk about it

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