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Thalesians Seminar (London) — Saeed Amen — Introduction to Natural Language Processing

Saeed Amen

Saeed Amen

Date and Time

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.


Marriott Hotel, Canary Wharf London, UK

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In this talk, we shall introduce the topic of natural language processing (NLP). We shall discuss the various tasks associated with NLP, ranging from initial steps like word segmentation, to more advanced ideas like topic modelling. Later, we shall also give some specific finance use cases, such as using Twitter to help forecast payrolls, in understanding central bank communications and also with Bloomberg News to trade FX.


Saeed Amen is the founder of Cuemacro. Over the past decade, Saeed Amen has developed systematic trading strategies at major investment banks including Lehman Brothers and Nomura. He is also the author of Trading Thalesians: What the ancient world can teach us about trading today (Palgrave Macmillan). Through Cuemacro, he now consults and publishes research for clients in the area of systematic trading. He has developed many Python libraries including finmarketpy and tcapy for transaction cost analysis. His clients have included major quant funds and data companies such as Bloomberg. He has presented his work at many conferences and institutions which include the ECB, IMF, Bank of England and Federal Reserve Board. He is also a co-founder of the Thalesians.

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