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2. Python Refresher

Dipanjan Sarkar

(1)Bangalore, Karnataka, India

In the previous chapter, we took a journey into the world of natural language and explored several interesting concepts and areas associated with it. We now have a better understanding of the entire scope surrounding natural language processing (NLP) , linguistics, and text analytics. If you refresh your memory, we had also got our first taste of running Python code to access and use text corpora resources with the help of the NLTK platform.

In this chapter, we will cover a lot of ground with regard to the core components and functionality of Python as well as some of the important libraries ...

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