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Semantic Text Analysis


This short course (8 hours) covers the following aspects of (semantic) text analysis. It combines theoretic notions with practical exercises in python. The topics addressed are

  • Word prediction: language model
    • N-Gram
  • Text classification
    • Bayesian Classifier
    • Logistic regression
  • Adding Semantics: Computational Lexical Semantics
    • Wordnet
    • Word Disambiguation
  • Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
  • Libraries
    • nltk
    • Scikit learn
    • word2vec

Books / References

D. Jurafsky & J. H. Martin: Speech and Language Processing, Pearson International 2009
D. Jurafsky, slides from NLP Courses
Dan Klein, Slides from NLP Course
J. Leskovec, A. Rajaraman, J. Ullman: Mining of Massive Datasets Stanford University
Landauer, T. K., Foltz, P. W., & Laham, D. (1998). Introduction to Latent Semantic Analysis. Discourse Processes, 25, 259-284.
Jacob Perkins. Python 3 Text Processing with NLTK 3 Cookbook Packt Publishing 2014
Trent Hauck. Scikit-learn Cookbook. Packt Publishing 2014
Wes McKinney: Python for Data Analysis, O’Reilly Media, Inc 2013


Part 1 – Theory

Part 2- Libraries and Tools

Part 3 – Exercises