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Bring those two things together! Do cool context- and language-aware stuff! Okay, let's fill this a little more precisely now.


First, run ./ to set up the test datasets in the datasets/ folder.

Next, using Anaconda, set up the environment with conda env create -f environment.lock.yml (this builds the Rust extensions in this package, and installs them locally).

GPU-enabled computations on grunch

If you plan on using the LIP grunch machine with GPUs, then:

  • use conda env create -f environment.lock-grunchgpu.yml instead of the above conda command,
  • run source load-grunchgpu-modules to load the required environment modules before running any TensorFlow programs and scripts.

Updating and managing the environment

environment.lock.yml contains the full list of packages and their versions to duplicate the environment we use in development. To upgrade packages in that environment, use environment.yml instead: it only includes the top-level required packages without versions, and conda will resolve to updated package versions.

environment.lock-grunchgpu.yml is a copy of environment.lock.yml that uses a GPU-enabled version of TensorFlow 1.6, optimised for LIP's grunch machine; it will most probably only work on that machine.

Managing large data files

This repository uses git-annex to manage large data files, which can be a bit complicated. To use this, first make sure you have git-annex installed. If not, and if you don't have root access (e.g. in a HPC environment), Anaconda has it so you can install it inside a dedicated Anaconda environment.

Then, from inside your copy of this repository, you tell git that you're using git-annex:

git annex init
git annex enableremote warehouse-rsync

(Note: the warehouse-rsync remote is a so-called "special" annex remote tracked in git, and was created using git annex initremote warehouse-rsync type=rsync encryption=none chunk=10Mib. You don't need to do that again.)

Now get a copy of all the large files in the warehouse-rsync repo:

git annex get .

Now whenever you want to add files to the annex:

# Commit hashes of the large files
git annex add <the files you want to add>
git commit
# Actually copy your large files to `warehouse-rsync`:
git annex copy --to warehouse-rsync <the files you added>
# Publish your changes upstream (the `--all` makes sure the `git-annex` branch is also pushed)
git push --all

If the push operation fails because of a conflict on the git-annex branch, you need to merge the remote's version of the git-annex branch into yours. You can do that without having to checkout that branch by doing:

git pull
git fetch origin git-annex:git-annex  # Merge what was just pulled from the remote git-annex branch into yours

then git pushing again should work. Note that since git-annex tracks which computer has which copy of which file, whenever someone downloads a large file from the annex things get tracked and the git-annex branch is updated. So this pull/fetch dance might be necessary quite often as we start working with more people / more computers.

Optional Rust extension

We started some work on a Rust extension (in nw2vec-rust), but it is currently disabled. This will be used in the future to speed up string parsing on the SoSweet dataset. Now if you want to work on that, install Rust nightly and make it default toolchain in the current directory:

rustup toolchain install nightly
rustup override set nightly

Finally, make sure to run pip install -e . whenever you make a change to the extension, to recompile the code and give Python access to it.


You can have a look at the wiki. The projects/ folder contains all the notebooks and scripts for the repo's projects, and is probably the most interesting thing to look at. The data/ folder contains any data that may be produced by those analyses.

For now, we don't use the Twitter data in the datasets/ folder, so you can ignore the sections below this and jump directly to the wiki or the projects after having installed the environment. If, however, you want to play with the Twitter data, read on.

Datasets folders

After running ./, the datasets/ folder contains pointers to all the data we process and the outputs of processing:

├── karate                   # Test networks
├── malariaDBLaNetworks2013  #
├── BlogCatalog-dataset      #
├── Flickr-dataset           #
├── YouTube-dataset          #
├── sosweet-raw              # Raw Twitter data
│     -> /warehouse/COMPLEXNET/TWITTER/data
├── sosweet-network          # Files encoding the network(s) of users and its embedding(s)
│     -> /warehouse/COMPLEXNET/nw2vec/sosweet-network
├── sosweet-text             # Files encoding the text of tweets
│     -> /warehouse/COMPLEXNET/nw2vec/sosweet-text
└── sosweet-w2v              # Files encoding the word2vec embeddings of words from tweets
      -> /warehouse/COMPLEXNET/nw2vec/sosweet-w2v

To set these up, and assuming you have access to the raw Twitter data in datasets/sosweet-raw:

  • Compute the word2vec embeddings: TODO: document
  • Extract the networks of users: TODO: document
  • Compute the network embeddings by running the projects/scratchpads/sosweet-node2vec.ipynb notebook
  • Extract the raw text of tweets:
sosweet-scripts/iter-gz \
    --no-gzip \
    sosweet-scripts/pipe-user_timestamp_body-csv \
    datasets/sosweet-text \
    $(ls datasets/sosweet-raw/2016*.tgz datasets/sosweet-raw/2017*.tgz)
  • Extract the user ids for the 5-mutual-mention network:
cat datasets/sosweet-network/undir_weighted_mention_network_thresh_5.txt \
    | sosweet-scripts/pipe-unique_users \
    > datasets/sosweet-network/undir_weighted_mention_network_thresh_5.users.txt
  • Filter the raw text of tweets for only those users:
# Create the destination folder
mkdir -p datasets/sosweet-text/undir_weighted_mention_network_thresh_5
# Run the filter
sosweet-scripts/iter-gz \
    --no-gzip \
    "sosweet-scripts/pipe-filter_users datasets/sosweet-network/undir_weighted_mention_network_thresh_5.users.txt" \
    datasets/sosweet-text/undir_weighted_mention_network_thresh_5 \
    $(ls datasets/sosweet-text/*-csv)
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