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Re: Practical Text Mining with Perl: Good/Bad?

by tomfahle (Priest)
on Nov 19, 2008 at 10:57 UTC ( #724537=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Practical Text Mining with Perl: Good/Bad?


Practical Text Mining with Perl is a book for beginners in Perl, beginners in GNU-R and beginners in Text-Mining.

Some details

From the foreword of the book (page xvii):

"This book introduces the basic ideas of text mining, which is a group of techniques that extracts useful information from one or more texts. This is a practical book, one that focuses on applications and examples. Although some statistics and mathematics is required, it is kept to a minimum, and what is used is explained."

Throughout the book Perl is chained to GNU-R:

Perl is used to extract data. R does the math (even if it could be done easily in Perl) and plots the graphics.

There are a lot of code examples throughout the book. Everthing is explained in layman's terms.

use strict; and use warnings; are never used.

The book covers the following CPAN-Modules:

Hope this helps.


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Re^2: Practical Text Mining with Perl: Good/Bad?
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 16, 2009 at 00:24 UTC
    Dr. Bilisoly, is a professor at CCSU and teaches text mining in the data mining program.

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