The Naïve Bayes classifier using TextBlob

TextBlob is an interesting library that has a collection of tools for text processing purposes. It comes with the API for natural language processing (NLP) tasks, such as classification, noun phrase extraction, part-of-speech tagging, and sentiment analysis.

There are a few steps involved to make sure that one can use TextBlob. Any library that works with NLP needs some corpora; therefore, the following sequence of installation and configuration needs to be done before attempting to use this interesting library:

  • Installing TextBlob (either via conda or pip)
  • Downloading corpora

Installing TextBlob

Using binstar search -t conda textblob, one can find where to install it for anaconda users. More details can ...

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