Quantum NLP : PROJ-00141

Quantum NLP for High-Level Sentence Classification

Introduction: Quantum Natural Language Processing (Quantum NLP) has emerged as a pioneering field at the intersection of quantum computing and natural language processing. It harnesses the unique properties of quantum systems to enhance the capabilities of traditional NLP techniques. This project aims to explore the potential of Quantum NLP in high-level sentence classification, employing both Classical and Quantum Pipelines, and to contribute novel features to the NLP landscape.

Objective: The primary goal of this project is to demonstrate the power of Quantum NLP in high-level sentence classification tasks and compare its performance with classical methods. Leveraging the inherent parallelism and information processing capabilities of quantum systems, this project aims to achieve improved accuracy and efficiency in classifying sentences based on their semantic meaning.


  1. Data Collection and Preprocessing: A diverse dataset of sentences from various domains will be collected and preprocessed to ensure uniformity and relevance. This dataset will serve as the foundation for training and evaluation.

  2. Classical Pipeline: A classical NLP pipeline will be established as a baseline for comparison. This pipeline will involve common NLP techniques such as tokenization, feature extraction, and traditional machine learning models for sentence classification.

  3. Quantum Pipeline: Leveraging quantum computing frameworks, a Quantum NLP pipeline will be developed. Quantum-enhanced techniques like Quantum Embedding and Quantum Amplitude Encoding will be employed to encode sentence semantics into quantum states. Quantum circuits will be designed for classification tasks using quantum algorithms like Variational Quantum Eigensolver (VQE) or Quantum Support Vector Machines (QSVM).

  4. Hybrid Approach: A hybrid approach combining classical and quantum elements will be explored to capitalize on the strengths of both paradigms. This involves using classical pre-processing and post-processing steps alongside quantum computations for enhanced classification.

  5. Performance Comparison: The performance of the Classical and Quantum Pipelines will be thoroughly evaluated using metrics like accuracy, precision, recall, and F1-score. A detailed analysis will be conducted to understand the scenarios where Quantum NLP excels.

Contribution to NLP: Aside from the comparative analysis, this project aims to contribute to the NLP field by introducing new features and techniques inspired by Quantum NLP. These could include novel ways of representing sentence semantics, improved feature extraction methods, and innovative strategies for solving high-level classification challenges.

Expected Outcomes:

  1. A comprehensive understanding of Quantum NLP’s potential for high-level sentence classification.
  2. Performance comparison between Classical and Quantum Pipelines.
  3. Insights into the effectiveness of hybrid classical-quantum approaches.
  4. Novel features and techniques that could extend the capabilities of classical NLP methods.

Conclusion: Through the exploration of Quantum NLP for high-level sentence classification and the comparison of Classical and Quantum Pipelines, this project aims to demonstrate the advancements that quantum computing can bring to the field of natural language processing. By contributing new features to the NLP landscape, this project aspires to push the boundaries of what’s achievable in semantic analysis and sentence classification.

Project Detail:
We are seeking 6-7 highly motivated individuals for a 40-day project. The goal of the project is to explore the practical application of quantum principles to solve real-world problems, through the development and implementation of various code modifications. The results of the project will be evaluated upon completion. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about this field and eager to contribute to the growing body of research on QEC. This project presents a unique opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge, and work collaboratively with a team towards a common goal.

Participation Rules:
To be eligible for certification in this project, it is crucial to commit to working on the project until it’s due date. It is expected that you will contribute to the project to the best of your ability, follow the instructions provided by the mentors, and collaborate in a friendly manner with other team members. Sharing your work and resources with others is encouraged, and open communication among the team is essential for the success of the project. This is an opportunity to learn from each other and work towards a common goal, so make the most of it by engaging actively and constructively.

The application process for this project starts on SEP 10th, 2023. To be considered, you must apply before this date. Participants will be selected shortly after the deadline.

Due to the High Computational Power demanding nature of the project, HyPy Cloud generously granted us complimentary access to a premium tier machine, boasting 16 vCPUs and 120 GB RAM. To avail of this opportunity, please proceed by completing the machine access request form provided below.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor for this project, please fill out the “Be a Mentor” form. We are seeking experienced individuals who are passionate about the project’s objectives and are willing to guide and support the team of participants throughout the project. As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise, and help to shape the direction of the project. Your support and guidance will be invaluable to the success of the team, and we appreciate your willingness to get involved.