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Or Not to Read This Book?

Activities such as building your own natural language processor from scratch, venturing far beyond the typical usage of visualization libraries, and constructing just about anything state-of-the-art are not within the scope of this book. You’ll be really disappointed if you purchase this book because you want to do one of those things. However, just because it’s not realistic or our goal to capture the holy grail of text analytics or record matching in a mere few hundred pages doesn’t mean that this book won’t enable you to attain reasonable solutions to hard problems, apply those solutions to the social web as a domain, and have a lot of fun in the process. It also doesn’t mean that taking a very active....


  

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