E11 Nick Grattan, Application Architecture Director at Dassault Systèmes

In episode 11, Application Architecture Director at Dassault Systèmes Nick Grattan discusses his passion for NLP and text analytics, his work at Dassault Systemés, what he has learned so far in his PhD and much more.

Welcome to episode 11 of AI in Action, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is been done within AI in Ireland.


Today’s guest on the show is Nick Grattan. Nick is an Application Architecture Director at Dassault Systèmes specializing in document management systems, text analytics, natural language processing (NLP) and scalable application development. Nick has also previously served on the industry board of CeADAR and he has written three books on mobile application development using Microsoft Windows CE.

Nick is also undertaking a part-time PhD at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at University College Cork where his research estimates and verifies document and content version histories, and tracks content moved from one location to another based on common structures within and between the documents.

In today’s fascinating episode, you will learn about:

  • Nick’s background in the IT sector and what attracted him to text analytics and NLP
  • What Dassault Systemes is all about, including 3D Design and the simulation of cities and fashion
  • Their cloud-based platform Marketplace which allows people to create their own 3D designs and applications
  • What Nick has learned so far in during his PhD in University College Cork
  • The importance of having a support network and sharing ideas in both Dassault Systemes and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics
  • The future of NLP and the impact it can make on organisations



What did you make of Nick’s podcast? Where do you see the future of NLP and data science heading in the next few years? I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below.

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