Who this book is for
The target audience of this book is professionals in the areas of computer science, programming, data science, informatics, business analytics, statistics, language technology, and more who aim for a gentle career shift in machine learning for text. Students of relevant disciplines that seek a textbook in the field will benefit from the practical aspects of the content and how the theory is presented. Finally, professors teaching a similar course can pick pertinent topics in terms of content and difficulty. Beginner-level knowledge of Python programming is needed to learn from this book.