Python Text Processing Course

This course has been held as an online training course since March 2020. Further Information!

This course shows the enormous NLP possibilities of Python. It's both an introduction into the programming language Python and a practical introduction into NLP with real programs. The seminar starts with examples as simple as counting word frequencies, continues with text classification (document classification) and ends with analyzing the semantic meaning of sentences in natural languages like English or German. You will learn to manipulate large corpora, explore linguistic models, and test empirical claims. At the end of the course you will have learnt how to build robust systems to perform linguistic tasks by using Python and the open source library NLTK, Natural Language Toolkit.

Target Group:
This seminar is intended for people who want to learn how to write programs to analyse written natural language. Prior programming experience is not necessary but recommended.

By "natural language" we mean languages like English, French or German and not artificial languages like programming languages. Technologies based on Natural Language Processing (NLP) are becoming increasingly widespread, and the demand for specialists is continually growing.
  • Introduction into the programming language Python: data types, assignments, conditional statements, for loops and the special data types lists, tuples and dictionaries, functions
  • The essentials of file handling
  • Regular Expressions
  • NLP, Basic Definitions
  • Corpora
  • Finite State Machines, Turing Machines
  • N-grams, Bigrams, Trigrams
  • Categorizing and Tagging Words
  • Text Classification, Naive Bayes Classifier
  • Extracting Information from Texts
  • Word Stemmers
  • Analysing Sentence Structures
  • Building Feature Based Grammars
  • Analysing the Meaning of Sentences
  • Introduction into the Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK)
Of course, like all of our courses, we can also tailor this one as well to meet your specific needs. Please, don't hesitate to contact us.

  • From Mon, 26th Feb, 2024 until Fri, 1st Mar, 2024 (5 days)
  • From Mon, 13th May, 2024 until Fri, 17th May, 2024 (5 days)
  • From Mon, 1st Jul, 2024 until Fri, 5th Jul, 2024 (5 days)
  • From Mon, 19th Aug, 2024 until Fri, 23rd Aug, 2024 (5 days)

Duration of the course:
5 days

The fees for this Python course per day:

€419 per day (exclusive of VAT)
Toronto, Canada:
$588 per day (exclusive of HST)
Lake Constance, Hemmenhofen, Germany:
€419 per day (exclusive of VAT)
plus € 139 for full board and lodging in 4 star hotel
Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin (Germany):
€447 per day (exclusive of VAT)
Zurich and Geneva (Switzerland):
£447 per day (exclusive of VAT)


The price comprises:

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