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Mastering Social Media Mining with Python

By : Marco Bonzanini
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Mastering Social Media Mining with Python

By: Marco Bonzanini

Overview of this book

Your social media is filled with a wealth of hidden data – unlock it with the power of Python. Transform your understanding of your clients and customers when you use Python to solve the problems of understanding consumer behavior and turning raw data into actionable customer insights. This book will help you acquire and analyze data from leading social media sites. It will show you how to employ scientific Python tools to mine popular social websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Quora, and more. Explore the Python libraries used for social media mining, and get the tips, tricks, and insider insight you need to make the most of them. Discover how to develop data mining tools that use a social media API, and how to create your own data analysis projects using Python for clear insight from your social data.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Chapter 1.  Social Media, Social Data, and Python

This book is about applying data mining techniques to social media using Python. The three highlighted keywords in the previous sentence help us define the intended audience of this book: any developer, engineer, analyst, researcher, or student who is interested in exploring the area where the three topics meet.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Social media and social data
  • The overall process of data mining from social media
  • Setting up the Python development environment
  • Python tools for data science
  • Processing data in Python