Introduction to Text Analysis with Python and the Natural Language Toolkit

2015-03-06T18:26:34Z (GMT) by Matthew Menzenski

The Python programming language is famously 'human-readable', which makes using it straightforward, even for humanists with no prior programming experience. This three-hour workshop covers the basics of text analysis in Python, using the Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK), a collection of linguistic tools which make Python a very powerful tool for working with language data. Topics covered include getting up and running with Python and the NLTK as well as fundamental text processing tasks such as tokenizing a text, counting word frequencies, finding collocations, finding specific words, and constructing simple plots.