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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)

Summary


In this chapter, we introduced the field of NLP, a complex field of study with many challenges and opportunities.

The first part of the chapter focused on how to get textual data from the Web. Blogs were a natural candidate for text mining, given the abundance of textual data out there. After dealing with two of the most popular free blogging platforms, WordPress.com and Blogger, we generalized the problem by introducing the XML standard for web feed, specifically RSS and Atom. Given its strong presence on the Web, and probably in everyday life of many Internet users, Wikipedia also deserved to be mentioned in a discussion about textual content. We saw how it's easy to interact with all of these services in Python either by using available libraries or by quickly implementing our own functions.

The second part of the chapter was about NLP. We already introduced some NLP concepts throughout the book, but this was the first time we took time to provide a more formal introduction. We...