What is NER (Named Entity Recognition)?
Named Entity Recognition (NER) is used in AI chatbots to identify and classify a user’s words into predefined categories.
What is the difference between NLP and NER?
NER is a subtask of natural language processing (NLP); NER seeks to locate and classify the words used by a user into predefined categories, such as a person’s name, location, organization, contact details, and so on. This information can then be carried onto downstream tasks, deeper into the chatbot’s conditional decision flow. NLP focuses on analyzing and processing natural language.