We will be covering some of the setup during the workshop. If you want to get a head start, checkout the Setup section.
For this workshop you will need:
nltkand other packages installed (covered in the Setup section)
Get your environment setup for text analysis and visualization.
What do we mean by text analysis.
Learn the basics of the Python programming language so you can use it for text analysis.
We start by taking on a sentence and extracting what we can learn from it.
We move on to look at what fun we can have with a largest piece of text.
Lets look at things we can do with collections of text.
If NLTK isn't quite for you, here are some other tools to consider.
A review of some D3.js features that will be useful in text visualization.
A review of P5.js for web-based computational drawing.
A look at visual mappings in visualizations that use text as their primary data source.
Let's get to visualizing some text!
Yannick is an Open Web Engineer at Bocoup. Professionally and academically Yannick leans toward things that combine computation and design, and he's very interested in the social (i.e. inter-human) aspects of technology. Before Bocoup, Yannick worked at the Visual Communication Lab at IBM Research.
Jim is a developer and data explorer who is excited by the craft of data visualization. He enjoys picking apart interactives to see how they work, and how effective they are at communicating with their intended audience.
Bocoup is an Open Web technology company by and for programmers. We create new Open Web technologies and help them become viable through consulting, training and community development. We research next generation browser technologies, implement software for clients, run events workshops and training and contribute to numerous open source projects.