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Natural Language Processing with Python Quick Start Guide

By : Nirant Kasliwal
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Natural Language Processing with Python Quick Start Guide

By: Nirant Kasliwal

Overview of this book

NLP in Python is among the most sought after skills among data scientists. With code and relevant case studies, this book will show how you can use industry-grade tools to implement NLP programs capable of learning from relevant data. We will explore many modern methods ranging from spaCy to word vectors that have reinvented NLP. The book takes you from the basics of NLP to building text processing applications. We start with an introduction to the basic vocabulary along with a work?ow for building NLP applications. We use industry-grade NLP tools for cleaning and pre-processing text, automatic question and answer generation using linguistics, text embedding, text classifier, and building a chatbot. With each project, you will learn a new concept of NLP. You will learn about entity recognition, part of speech tagging and dependency parsing for Q and A. We use text embedding for both clustering documents and making chatbots, and then build classifiers using scikit-learn. We conclude by deploying these models as REST APIs with Flask. By the end, you will be confident building NLP applications, and know exactly what to look for when approaching new challenges.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Machine learning for text

There are at least 10 to 20 machine learning techniques that are well known in the community, ranging from SVMs to several regressions and gradient boosting machines. We will select a small taste of these.


The preceding graph shows the most popular machine learning techniques used by Kagglers.

We met Logistic Regression in the first chapter while working the 20 newsgroups dataset. We will revisit Logistic Regression and introduce Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Trees, Random Forests, and XgBoost. XgBoost is a popular algorithm used by several Kaggle winners to achieve award-winning results. We will use the scikit-learn and XGBoost packages in Python to see the previous example in code.

Sentiment analysis as text classification...