Ling Zhang

Talk Abstract:  Building a Fast Fuzzy Searcher and Spell Checker. Spelling is hard, really hard. It’s a an everyday user frustration to try to search for a friend’s name or the name of a restaurant that they heard but end up writing it wrong. In this talk, we cover how to implement in Python, a single fast algorithm that can recover from spelling errors, typing errors, and even transliteration mistakes! With this technique, you can build fuzzy text searchers and flexible spell checkers.

Bio: Passionate entrepreneur and polyglot software engineer, Ling Zhang is a Software Engineer at, the first AI-powered coworker for Marketers. He brings his expertise in deep learning, natural language processing, and full stack development. Previously, he founded 2 startups before age 25, and was part of Entrepreneur First.

Type of talk, technical – nontechnical, advanced, intermediate, beginner.