This course introduces Natural Language Processing through the use of python and the Natural Language Tool Kit. Through a practical approach, you’ll get hands on experience working with and analyzing text.
As a student of this course, you’ll get updates for free, which include lecture revisions, new code examples, and new data projects.
By the end of this course you will:
- Have an understanding of how to use the Natural Language Tool Kit.
- Be able to load and manipulate your own text data.
- Know how to formulate solutions to text based problems.
- Know when it is appropriate to apply solutions such as sentiment analysis and classification techniques.
In this course you will learn the various concepts of natural language processing by implementing them hands on in python programming language. This course is completely project based and from the start of the course the main objective would be to learn all the concepts required to finish the different projects. You will be building a text classifier which you will use to predict sentiments of tweets in real time and you will also be building an article summarizer which will fetch articles from websites and find the summary. Apart from these you will also be doing a lot of mini projects through out the course. So, at the end of the course you will have a deep understanding of NLP and how it is applied in real world.
In this course you will build MULTIPLE practical systems using natural language processing, or NLP – the branch of machine learning and data science that deals with text and speech. This course is not part of my deep learning series, so it doesn’t contain any hard math – just straight up coding in Python. All the materials for this course are FREE.
After a brief discussion about what NLP is and what it can do, we will begin building very useful stuff. The first thing we’ll build is a spam detector. You likely get very little spam these days, compared to say, the early 2000s, because of systems like these.
Next we’ll build a model for sentiment analysis in Python. This is something that allows us to assign a score to a block of text that tells us how positive or negative it is. People have used sentiment analysis on Twitter to predict the stock market.
We’ll go over some practical tools and techniques like the NLTK (natural language toolkit) library and latent semantic analysis or LSA.
Finally, we end the course by building an article spinner. This is a very hard problem and even the most popular products out there these days don’t get it right. These lectures are designed to just get you started and to give you ideas for how you might improve on them yourself. Once mastered, you can use it as an SEO, or search engine optimization tool. Internet marketers everywhere will love you if you can do this for them!
In this course I’m going to show you how to do even more awesome things. We’ll learn not just 1, but 4 new architectures in this course.
First up is word2vec.
In this course, I’m going to show you exactly how word2vec works, from theory to implementation, and you’ll see that it’s merely the application of skills you already know.
We are also going to look at the GloVe method, which also finds word vectors, but uses a technique calledmatrix factorization, which is a popular algorithm for recommender systems.
Amazingly, the word vectors produced by GLoVe are just as good as the ones produced by word2vec, and it’s way easier to train.
We will also look at some classical NLP problems, like parts-of-speech tagging and named entity recognition, and use recurrent neural networks to solve them. You’ll see that just about any problem can be solved using neural networks, but you’ll also learn the dangers of having too much complexity.
Lastly, you’ll learn about recursive neural networks, which finally help us solve the problem of negation in sentiment analysis. Recursive neural networks exploit the fact that sentences have a tree structure, and we can finally get away from naively using bag-of-words.
All of the materials required for this course can be downloaded and installed for FREE. We will do most of our work in Numpy, Matplotlib, and Theano. I am always available to answer your questions and help you along your data science journey.
HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL GET:
- Data Structures and Reading in R, including CSV, Excel, JSON, HTML data.
- Web-Scraping using R
- Extracting text data from Twitter and Facebook using APIs
- Extract and clean data from the FourSquare app
- Exploratory data analysis of textual data
- Common Natural Language Processing techniques such as sentiment analysis and topic modelling
- Implement machine learning techniques such as clustering, regression and classification on textual data
- Network analysis
We will spend some time dealing with some of the theoretical concepts. However, majority of the course will focus on implementing different techniques on real data and interpret the results.
Best NLP Books:
- Introducing NLP: Psychological Skills for Understanding and Influencing People (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) by Joseph O’Connor & John Seymour
- NLP: The New Technology of Achievement by NLP Comprehensivev & Steve Andreas & Charles Faulkner
- Transformational NLP: A New Psychology by Carl Buchheit Ph.D. & Ellie Schamber Ph.D.
- The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to build a successful life by Richard Bandler & Roberti & Owen Fitzpatrick
- The Big Book of NLP, Expanded: 350+ Techniques, Patterns & Strategies of Neuro Linguistic Programming by Shlomo Vaknin & Marina Schwarts
- Neuro-linguistic Programming For Dummies (For Dummies (Psychology & Self Help)) by Romilla Ready & Kate Burton