Banks scan chat and web for trading intel

Market-makers seek new signals on volatility and direction via natural language processing

Natural language processing

Bank market-makers are using analysis of everyday sources of language to make on-the-fly changes to pricing and execution, in the latest example of how artificial intelligence is infiltrating the front office.

Natural language processing, or NLP, is helping large dealers such as Barclays to calculate the effect of shifts in investor sentiment on the behaviour of securities. The data is feeding models that aim to tweak electronic pricing in real time, or change how a trader or algorithm works a

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