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Re: Practical Text Mining with Perl: Good/Bad?by tomfahle (Priest)
|on Nov 19, 2008 at 10:57 UTC||Need Help??|
Practical Text Mining with Perl is a book for beginners in Perl, beginners in GNU-R and beginners in Text-Mining.
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.