My work here is done.

Tomorrow morning is the last class I have to teach this term – the ‘Tools and Techniques’ class, in which I’ll be giving the students a quick tour of the Python Natural Language Toolkit.

A portion of tomorrow's lesson on NLTK in iPython Notebook.
Lesson planning in Python

There are a couple of topics, like authorship attribution and topic modeling, that I intended to cover this term. Those sessions got squeezed away over the course of the term in order to spend extra time on more fundamental (but tricky) things like regular expressions. I do plan to release the lessons as iPython notebooks anyway, for the benefit of my students and of anyone else who might derive some benefit from it. Most of the lessons from the class this term are in Github and available through nbviewer.

And with that, I’m off for some seriously overdue sleep. Good night!