“Notwithstanding Anything Contained Herein”

A blog about financial agreements and language.

The Perilous Complexity of Information Extraction from Financial Contracts

March 7, 2021, 3:38 p.m.

A stark repeating pattern from my years of applying NLP to financial services is this: most seemingly straightforward information extraction tasks lure you with the sweet siren song of simplicity, allowing you to get just comfortable enough before the bottom falls out.

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