Fifth hands-on meeting, preparing for the Text Mining Hackathon


This is the fifth hands-on session, organised in preparation for our text-mining Hackathon with Euroclear. The evening will be led by Michael Peeters of Smart Buildings (

During this session, we will have a closer look at Python's NLTK - the Natural Language Toolkit. NLTK is a leading platform for building Python programs to work with human language data. It provides easy-to-use interfaces to over 50 corpora and lexical resources such as WordNet, along with a suite of text processing libraries for classification, tokenization, stemming, tagging, parsing, and semantic reasoning, wrappers for industrial-strength NLP libraries…

We will give an introduction to the most common methods that NLTK provides. If you have python 2.X or higher installed and NLTK 2.X or higher you can follow hands-on. It is best to install NLTK before coming to the meetup - there will be internet available, but our connection might not be up to the volume if too many people start downloading the toolkit.