In this Python User Group meeting, we will introduce Natural Language Processing (NLP), the practice of analyzing texts through computation. Common applications of NLP include:
- Machine translation
- Information retrieval from text data
- Parsing grammar and syntactic structures
- Discovering patterns and trends in text corpora
- Text generation
- Chatbot creation
In this short workshop, Digital Scholarship Librarian Alex Gil Fuentes will introduce fundamental concepts in NLP such as tokenization, concordance, and context analysis using the NLTK package for Python.
About Python User Group
Python User Group is a meeting for those using Python in their research or who are curious about the Python programming language. Every two weeks, the group will present a workshop or lead a discussion about a specific use case for Python. At the end of the meeting, there will typically be time for collaborative work, questions, or discussion with fellow researchers or practitioners.
If possible, please bring a laptop to Python User Group. It is also frequently helpful to have Anaconda, a distribution for Python, installed. You can download Anaconda for Python 3.7 here: