Paraphrase detection is a challenging NLP task since it requires both thorough syntactic and thorough semantic analysis to identify whether two phrases have the same intent. A few months ago, paraphrase identification became an objective of one of the most popular Kaggle competitions, Quora Question Pairs. In this talk, Yuriy Guts and Andriy Gryshchuk, silver medalists of the competition, will share their arsenal of statistical, linguistic, and Deep Learning approaches that helped them succeed in this challenge.


Yuriy is a relentless practitioner with over 10 years of experience in Data Science, ML, R&D, and software architecture. Develops the modeling core of DataRobot, and has also built various ML systems for processing spoken and written natural language. Taught ML and AI at CS@UCU, Kyivstar Big Data School, and LITS.