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scikit-learn: Creating a matrix of named entity counts

I’ve been trying to improve my score on Kaggle’s Spooky Author Identification competition, and my latest idea was building a model which used named entities extracted using the polyglot NLP library. We’ll start by learning how to extract entities form a sentence using polyglot which isn’t too tricky: >>> from polyglot.text import Text >>> doc = "My name is David ...

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Python: polyglot – ModuleNotFoundError: No module named ‘icu’

I wanted to use the polyglot NLP library that my colleague Will Lyon mentioned in his analysis of Russian Twitter Trolls but had installation problems which I thought I’d share in case anyone else experiences the same issues. I started by trying to install polyglot: $ pip install polyglot   ImportError: No module named 'icu' Hmmm I’m not sure what ...

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Python 3: TypeError: unsupported format string passed to numpy.ndarray.__format__

This post explains how to work around a change in how Python string formatting works for numpy arrays between Python 2 and Python 3. I’ve been going through Kevin Markham‘s scikit-learn Jupyter notebooks and ran into a problem on the Cross Validation one, which was throwing this error when attempting to print the KFold example: Iteration Training set observations Testing ...

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NLP Tutorial Using Python NLTK (Simple Examples)

In this post, we will talk about natural language processing (NLP) using Python. This NLP tutorial will use Python NLTK library. NLTK is a popular Python library which is used for NLP. So what is NLP? and what are the benefits of learning NLP What is NLP? Simply and in short, natural language processing (NLP) is about developing applications and ...

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Using gRPC in Python

gRPC is an HTTP/2-based Remote Procedure Call (RPC) framework that uses protocol buffers (protobuf) as the underlying data serialization framework. It is an alternative to other language-neutral RPC frameworks such as Apache Thrift and Apache Arvo. In the first part of this series on using gRPC in Python, we will implement a gRPC service in Python. Our gRPC service will ...

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How to create a Google Drive App in Flask

This is the first in a series of articles for web programmers that explain in detail about using the Google Drive API in your web applications to access files/folders on behalf of the users of your application. In my last project, I had to develop a python flask app for my users that required to access the files stored in ...

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Flask Recipe – RESTful CRUD using sqlalchemy

RESTful apps are a thing these days. When your application’s userbase gets quite large and the client could vary from a laptop to an android device to an iOS device, it pays to keep the backend code separate and use the server only for making RESTful calls using HTTP methods that pertain to basic OLTP transactions: SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and ...

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Capturing HTTP requests using BrowserMobProxy

1. BrowserMob Proxy Browsermob proxy is a developers utility that helps to monitor network traffic of a web application. It is a technology that is developed under the Selenium open source project. It is originally called andBrowser Mob is now a part of Neustar. A proxy is an (Apache 2.0 license) utility that can be used with Selenium or otherwise ...

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Python Built In Functions Example

Today we will be talking about some built-in functions in Python. Why are they important to know? Well, if you do import a lot of heavy libraries for simple tasks, that will be very inefficient. A good example of that is importing NumPy just to calculate the sum of elements in a row! So basically, built-in functions don’t need to ...

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