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1. Language Processing and Python > Computing with Language: Simple Statistics

Computing with Language: Simple Statistics

Let’s return to our exploration of the ways we can bring our computational resources to bear on large quantities of text. We began this discussion in Computing with Language: Texts and Words, and saw how to search for words in context, how to compile the vocabulary of a text, how to generate random text in the same style, and so on.

In this section, we pick up the question of what makes a text distinct, and use automatic methods to find characteristic words and expressions of a text. As in Computing with Language: Texts and Words, you can try new features of the Python language by copying them into the interpreter, and you’ll learn about these features systematically in the following section.


  

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