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Word Frequency in Classic Novels

In this project, you will use importing and text manipulation skills to find out the main protagonists in Peter Pan!

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Project Description

In this Project, you'll scrape a novel from the website Project Gutenberg (which contains a large corpus of books) using the Python package `requests`. Then you'll extract words from this web data using `BeautifulSoup`. Finally, we'll dive into analyzing the distribution of words using the Natural Language ToolKit (`nltk`). The natural language processing tools used here apply to much of the data that data scientists encounter as a vast proportion of the world's data is unstructured data and includes a great deal of text. To complete this Project, you need to know how to import web data into Python and how to work with natural language text.

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