Mining the Social Web, 2nd Edition
Data Mining Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, GitHub, and More
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: October 2013
Pages: 448

How can you tap into the wealth of social web data to discover who’s making connections with whom, what they’re talking about, and where they’re located? With this expanded and thoroughly revised edition, you’ll learn how to acquire, analyze, and summarize data from all corners of the social web, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, GitHub, email, websites, and blogs.

  • Employ the Natural Language Toolkit, NetworkX, and other scientific computing tools to mine popular social web sites
  • Apply advanced text-mining techniques, such as clustering and TF-IDF, to extract meaning from human language data
  • Bootstrap interest graphs from GitHub by discovering affinities among people, programming languages, and coding projects
  • Build interactive visualizations with D3.js, an extraordinarily flexible HTML5 and JavaScript toolkit
  • Take advantage of more than two-dozen Twitter recipes, presented in O’Reilly’s popular "problem/solution/discussion" cookbook format

The example code for this unique data science book is maintained in a public GitHub repository. It’s designed to be easily accessible through a turnkey virtual machine that facilitates interactive learning with an easy-to-use collection of IPython Notebooks.

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    Outstanding!

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        This is an extremely informative book at a great value that is easy to read and digest.

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        The go-to book on social mining...

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          Comments about oreilly Mining the Social Web, 2nd Edition:

          Mining the Social web rubbishes the complexity surronding ways people can glean important info from their own social web platforms. All that is required is a little motivation and a knack for delving into problem solving!

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          Excellent book + great hands on approach

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            Comments about oreilly Mining the Social Web, 2nd Edition:

            This book includes a very clear and extensive mining techniques and samples.
            The book deals with all aspect of data mining!, it will take you from fetching of social network data using API's (Facebook, Twitter) as well as from other structure and unstructured sources (e.g emails, blog etc) through entity extraction and semantics going to samples of clustering and handling time-series analysis and finally even visualizing the results.
            The book is an amazing comprehensive source for many data mining use case and scenario.
            A MUST for novice and intermediate!

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            excellent

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            This book is awesome.
            Its integration with iPython is something other authors must embrace!

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            love this book!

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              Comments about oreilly Mining the Social Web, 2nd Edition:

              I absolutely love this book.

              The whole VM , python notebook, the effortless execution of the examples, the clear and steady flow of the subject material into increasing complexity….
              it just makes it all look and feel easy and doable.

              The author and book helps you focus on the subject matter without getting bogged down in trouble shooting…

              very well put together
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              Thank you, for a great experience. I shall look for your other books!

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                It is that i was looping for

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                5.0

                Great Book + Vagrant + VM + NB iPython !

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                  Matthew Russel has set the standard very high. The whole experience Book + Vagrant + VM + iPython Notebooks + example code is of very high quality. I wish all the tech books came along with their VM and their code in an IPy NB format. Thank you Matthew.

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                  Great introduction to python-SNS mining

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                  I'm starting to develope a business thanks to this book. 1st edition was a 4 star, but the new final cookbook switches my rating to 5.

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