Applied Text Analysis with Python

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Safari Books Online
Chapter 2 "Text Acquisition and Ingestion", Title: "APIs: Twitter and Search"

In the code snippet that shows how to access the twitter API, you can read: ... users = ["tonyojeda3","bbengfort","RebeccaBilbro","OReillyMedia", "datacommunitydc","dataelixir","pythonweekly","KirkDBorne"] def get_tweets(user_list, tweets=20): for user in users: ... I guess it should be "for user in user_list:" Great book, thank you.

ivan  Aug 13, 2017 
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chapter 3
chapter 3: Model selection as search: second paragraph: middle of last sentence

"able leverage" should be "able to leverage" in order for the sentence to be grammatical.

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That section is no longer in the chapter.

Anonymous  Mar 01, 2018 
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chapter 1
chapter 1: The Data Product Pipeline: 2nd paragraph = under Figure 1-2

In the text "does not differ sign from the pipeline", replace the word "sign" with "significantly". I believe this is a typo.

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This has already been corrected.

Anonymous  Mar 01, 2018 
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chapter 4
in a code example

In a code example in chapter 4 (approximately half way through the chapter), "Dictionary" is misspelled as "Dictionar", that is missing the last "y". The code will not work because there is no package called "Dictionar". lexicon = gensim.corpora.Dictionar.load_from_text('lexicon.txt')

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Anonymous  Mar 08, 2018 
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chapter 4
last paragraph of Benefits and Limits of Vector Encoding

Quoted text from chapter 4: "Nonetheless, using simple models that consider only of word frequencies will often be very successful;" The problem with the sentence above is that "consider of" is not grammatical. The word "consider" does not take "of" as a complement.

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Anonymous  Mar 08, 2018 
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Chapter 4
last paragraph of Benefits and Limits of Vector Encoding

"a pure bag-of-words model works about 85% of time" In the above sentence, replace "of time" with "of the time", to make it sound more idiomatic.

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Anonymous  Mar 08, 2018 
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chapter 4
5th paragraph of Section titled Corpus Loader

In "so that we can easily look up the number folds specified by the loader". Replace "number folds" with "number of folds"

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Anonymous  Mar 08, 2018 
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chapter 4
last paragraph in Corpus Loader section

2 issues in the following text: "it allows us to load documents from disk and add send them into the Pipeline" 1. "add send" is ungramattical. Replace it with either "add" or "send" but not both. 2. I'm not sure why pipeline starts with a capital letter.

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This section is no longer in the chapter.

Anonymous  Mar 08, 2018 
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chapter 4
second last paragraph of Text Normalization

In the text: "These mtehods" The second word is misspelled.

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Anonymous  Mar 08, 2018 
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Chapter 4
Section titled "Building models": third paragraph: first sentence

The following text "Note the numerous transformers that we include in for feature extraction" sounds better without the word "in".

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Anonymous  Mar 08, 2018 
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chapter 5
2nd paragraph, third sentence

The sentence in which the following text occurs: "may have have classifiers" : is ungrammatical because of an extra occurrence of the word "have".

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Anonymous  Mar 08, 2018 
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chapter 5
paragraph before heading titled "Cross-Validation"

In the text "simply from it’s text" Remove the apostrophe from "it's".

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Anonymous  Mar 08, 2018 
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chapter 5,
first paragraph of "Model Construction" section: second last sentence

"and a Support Vector Machines." "Support Vector Machines" is a plural noun, and "a" is a determiner that does not take a plural noun. The noun phrase is ungrammatical.

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Anonymous  Mar 08, 2018 
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Chapter 5,
Model construction: third paragraph: first sentence

"it's" should be "its" (i.e. without the apostrophe) in "as it’s first argument"

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Anonymous  Mar 08, 2018 
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chapter 5
paragraph that starts "The precision of a class, A" (in the exact middle of the chapter)

1. overuse of monospace font for whole sentences. 2. unclear notation specifically in the difference between A+ +A+ and +¬A+ I think "under balanced" is not the best choice of phrase, perhaps "underrepresented" is better.

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Anonymous  Mar 08, 2018 
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chapter 5
3rd paragraph of "Building the Training Data"

The subject is missing from the beginning of the sentence: "Next, will create an extract_entities function" A good rewrite would put the word "we" before "will".

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Anonymous  Mar 08, 2018 
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Chapter 5
Conclusion

You are missing the subject from the sentence that starts with "Additionally, learned about named" . Put the word "we" before "learned" to fix it.

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Anonymous  Mar 08, 2018 
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chapter 5
conclusion

The following sentence is ungrammatical: "we will discuss the another prominent, although different, use of machine learning on text" because it has the word "the" followed by "another". Remove "the". Replace "the another" with "another".

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Anonymous  Mar 08, 2018 
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chapter 6
Section: distance metrics: paragraph under Venn Diagram figure

"There are multiple implementations of edit distance, all variations on Levenstein distance, but which exact differing penalties for insertions, deletions and substitutions, as well as potentially increased penalties for gaps and transpositions." The sentence is not a complete sentence, because the clause starting with "which" is missing a verb. The sentence makes sense if you replace the word "which" with the word "with".

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Anonymous  Mar 09, 2018 
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Chapter 6
second paragraph after K-MEANS AND MINIBATCH K-MEANS heading

"is convenient place to start" this noun phrase needs a determiner. I.e. add the word "a" between "is" and "convenient" "is a convenient place to start"

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Anonymous  Mar 09, 2018 
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chapter 6
in the paragraph before the cluster method code listing (1/3rd way through the chapter)

The following conjugates the word "use" incorrectly, the subject of the verb "use" is "the algorithm" which is 3rd person singular, and so the verb "use" here should be conjugated as "uses", that is with an "s" at the end. Where the problem is: "This method will initialize the clustering algorithm with our k as well as two hyperparameters that specify that the algorithm use cosine distance and avoid a result that has any clusters that contain no documents."

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Anonymous  Mar 09, 2018 
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chapter 6
In a paragraph far into the K-MEANS AND MINIBATCH K-MEANS section

Here is the problem paragraph: "Inside our KMeansTopics class, we’ll create a vectorize method, which takes a document (a list of (tag, token) tuples, vectorizes it using one-hot encoding, and returns a NumPy array representation of the document." The problems with the text are: 1. The text claims that the tuples are (tag, token) when they really are (token, tag). The order of elements in the text, is opposite to how it is in the code. 2. you are missing a closing parenthesis. You have two open parenthesis.

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This sentence is no longer in the chapter.

Anonymous  Mar 09, 2018 
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chapter 6
paragraph before the classify method code listing

The following sentence is ungrammatical: "Inside our KMeansTopics class, we’ll add a classify() method that takes as an argument a document from the corpus and using the classify method from NLTK’s KMeansClusterer class to accomplish this." The reason it is ungrammatical is that you conjoined two verb phrases, but the tenses don't match. The main problem is the word "using". You have to replace "using" with "uses" if you mean the classify method uses the classify method. You have to replace "using" with "use" if you mean we will use the classify method.

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This sentence is no longer in the chapter.

Anonymous  Mar 09, 2018 
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chapter 6
8th paragraph after Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) heading

"each of topic" is not grammatical. Better replacements: "each topic" OR "each of the topics"

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Anonymous  Mar 09, 2018 
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chapter 6
7th paragraph after Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) heading

"Under our TopicModels class" There is no class with the exact name "TopicModels" in any of the code shown. You likely mean "SklearnTopicModels".

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This sentence is no longer in the chapter.

Anonymous  Mar 09, 2018 
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chapter 6
last sentence of last paragraph before conclusion

In " without any addition changes needed:" replace "addition" with "additional"

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Anonymous  Mar 09, 2018 
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chapter 4
first code example

The class definition needs a colon at the end in order to compile. class Estimator(BaseEstimator) should be class Estimator(BaseEstimator):

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Anonymous  Mar 13, 2018 
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3
6th paragraph in Corpus Disk Structure

The file should be manifest.json in the below code snippet as per the comment- import json # In a custom corpus reader class def manifest(self): """ Reads and parses the manifest.json file in our corpus if it exists. """ return json.load(self.open("README"))

Deepak Mahendrakar  Jun 22, 2017