Introduction to API Data Access in Open Source Python


Section Seven - API’s and Natural Language Processing in Open Source Python

In section seven of this textbook, you will learn about using API’s to automate data access in open source python. You will also learn some basic natural language processing skills through working with twitter data - grabbed from the Twitter API.

Learning Objectives

After completing this section of the textbook, you will be able to:

  • Explain what the JSON and GeoJSON data formats are
  • Access data programatically using Python
  • Use the Twitter API to access twitter data
  • Apply basic natural langauge processing techniques to twitter data

Materials to Review For This Week

This week we will be reviewing API data access and using social media data for science. The chapters below cover these topics.

Section 7. Introduction to API Data Access in Open Source Python
Chapter 15 : APIs
Chapter 16 : Twitter Data

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