1. Introduction to Natural Language Processing

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe what natural language processing (NLP) is all about
  • Describe the history of NLP
  • Differentiate between NLP and Text Analytics
  • Implement various preprocessing tasks
  • Describe the various phases of an NLP project

In this chapter, you will learn about the basics of natural language processing and various preprocessing steps that are required to clean and analyze the data.

Introduction

To start with looking at NLP, let's understand what natural language is. In simple terms, it's the language we use to express ourselves. It's a basic means of communication. To define more specifically, language is a mutually agreed ...

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