Media praise for Natural Language Processing with Python

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"In summary, Natural Language Processing with Python delivers a solid education for any computing professional interested in the complexity and current state of the art in NLP systems. Python programmers will find the book especially Pythonic in the NLTK's implementation and use of NLP principles. While my dream of having an intelligent spoken word conversation with my computer may have to wait for another 25 years of computing evolution, this book helped me understand the complexities of the problem and ways to get closer to the solution."
-- Mike Riley, Dr. Dobb's CodeTalk

"Over all the book is an excellent book and I must say that it has been a very long time since I have read a book that was extremely satisfactory. I would like to very strongly recommend this book to Python lovers who would like to explore the world of Natural Language understanding, parsing and processing. It brings out a very strong factor of Python programming language. I give this book an "A+". "
-- Sukanta Ganguly, BayPIGgies

"If you're interested in developing web applications, analyzing multilingual news sources, or documenting endangered languages -- or if you're simply curious to have a programmer's perspective on how human language works -- you'll find Natural Language Processing with Python both fascinating and immensely useful."
-- , developpez.com

"The book is very well written with lots of great code examples it will give you a high level view of what and why you would use natural language processing."
-- Forrest, Ranch Nine

"Natural Language Processing with Python is an extended tutorial using the Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK) Python library to explore Natural Language Processing (NLP) concepts. It’s probably best suited for readers who already have a background in NLP but who want to learn Python/NLTK; approaching the text as an experienced programmer… " Full Review >
-- John Brady, www.jfbrady.com/blog/

"Natural Language Processing with Python, By Steven Bird, Ewan Klein, Edward Loper, introduces the Pythonista to the field of NLP, the language processing enthusiast to Python, and everyone else to both. In this book, the reader is introduced to both Python and some language processing by page five. Rather than… " Full Review >
-- Wayne Werner, waynewerner.com/blag/