It’s my first post here, and I’ve just finished Part 1 in a rush, so I might say something dumb :).
I’m struggling with the following problem and I’m trying to see which is the best approach:
I work in a construction company and it takes a lot of time “translating” the customer needs into the our internal classification of products so we can prepare a cost estimate.
We usually get the request for quotation in an Excel file, and we’ve seen just about every possible variation for 2 by 4 wood beam we can think of. So now we go trough 2-300 lines of excel, and try to understand what the customer needs, and then go and find it in our database so we can add the costs for it.
Should I look into the NLP course, or should I use other techniques?
I’ve looked around, and it seems that the problem is a variation of product matching used in e-commerce sites.
And to make things worse, I’m from Romania, and the requests are obviously in Romanian