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Determine word frequency of LDS General Conference talks.
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General Conference Word Frequency

My initial script here was very rough and ugly, done some time ago. I decided to update it to utilize the Natural Language Toolkit as well as a Count Vectorizer from scikit-learn. It's now much quicker and more accurate.

The script provides a word count for LDS General Conference talks.


  • Python 2.7
  • Pandas
  • Numpy
  • Scipy
  • BeautifulSoup
  • NLTK
  • Scikit-Learn
  • re
  • requests


Download the python script and change the "url" variable to the link of the General Conference talk you want to analyze. Run the script, which will output a CSV consisting of a word and the number of times it was used within the talk.

I've filtered out "stop words" (common words to be ignored) using both the Natural Language Toolkit's and scikit-learn's "stop word" dictionaries.

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