Basic natural language processing tools from the now-defunct dropsonde project.
the ISC license: Copyright (c) 2011 Kyle Isom firstname.lastname@example.org
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In 2010, I started a project called
dropsonde, a basic data mining and NLP
toolkit for mining twitter. Armed only with a few months of Python experience,
a copy of Natural Language Processing with Python,
and my newly-acquired VPS, I decided to learn how to make sense of Twitter
programmatically. In the long term, I learned a lot of things but the project
was fragile and needed too much tending to.
One of the things that came out of this project was a basic NLP toolkit, which is what this is.