PanAgora uses NLP to cut through Chinese cyber speak

Fund builds Mandarin-reading algo to gauge sentiment of retail investors

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According to the International Monetary Fund, English-language speaking countries account for one-fifth of global GDP by purchasing power. So if they pay attention only to English language information, fund managers are not hearing four-fifths of the customers in the world. 

That is the thesis behind $46 billion quant fund PanAgora’s recent efforts to use natural language processing (NLP) – a type of artificial intelligence that can be trained to read text-based information – to understand the

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