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Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Mathematics Background Chapter 3 Exploring Text Chapter 4 Markov Models and POS Tagging Chapter 5 Information Extraction Chapter 6 Search Engines Chapter 7 Searching the Web Chapter 8 Clustering Documents Chapter 9 Text Categorization Chapter 10 Summarization Chapter 11 Question & Answer About the CD-ROM Index

About the Author

Manu Konchady (Oakton,VA) is a consultant working on open source text mining software. Previously, he worked at Mitre Corp. where he designed and developed software to mine the Internet. He received his Ph.D. in Information Technology from George Mason University and his articles have appeared in Dr. Dobb's Journal and Linux Journal.
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Product Details

  • Series: Charles River Media Programming
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (May 4, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584504609
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584504603
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,721,320 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Manu Konchady is a developer working with open source text processing tools. He received his PhD in Information Technology from George Mason University and has written several articles and a book about text mining. Earlier, he worked at IBM, NASA, and the Mitre Corporation. He is a Sun certified Java programmer and is a frequent speaker at the Foss.in conferences.

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Absolutely no linkage between the text and the software.
JoeT
If you understand the stuff in there, you will actually be able to think up solutions to text mining problems that are unique to your own situation.
Sujit Pal
All in all though, the writing is clear and easily understood so it's well worth the money...
J. Carlson

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sujit Pal on May 3, 2008
Format: Paperback
I am a Java web/search programmer who wanted to "get into" text mining. I found this book an excellent resource for this. Text Mining is a field in which active research is still going on, and other Text Mining books I have looked at reflect this - the authors expect you to have a certain degree of mathematical background to understand what they are saying. This book explains briefly the math behind each of the approaches, but it focuses more on the algorithms that result from the math, so it is easier to read.

Of course, a side effect of this is that the approaches described are not necessarily the state of the art for solving any given problem, but once you get the basic approach to solving a problem, it is relatively easy to find and understand the documentation on the web for the more advanced approaches, since you now know what you are looking for and how it differs from your basic solution.

The book does have a (fairly long) chapter where it covers the math background necessary to get started with Text Mining. If you understand the stuff in there, you will actually be able to think up solutions to text mining problems that are unique to your own situation.

The algorithms in the book are in pseudo-code, but the book comes with a CD (or download from the author's sourceforge project textmine.sf.net) where you can see working Perl code.

Overall, I think this is one of the most useful books that I have purchased in a while. It should appeal most to programmer types who have programmed in their language(s) of choice for a while in areas other than text mining, wants to get into text mining, and doesn't want to spend a lot of time relearning high school and college math before starting off.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alex on June 30, 2011
Format: Paperback
The book claims to "show step-by-step implementations of text mining solutions, and provides complete solutions for users to experiment with".
It is NOT. The CD ROM provided with the book would not install out of the box. Installation is painstaking and requires actual debugging of Perl and looking into Apache log for error messages. For example, access to the main page requires password and user name which are not mentioned anywhere in the book (for theose who wont to know the user is "fmuser" and password "fmpass"). CGI scripts will attempt to access directories it does not have access to. It will try to create files on the drive it was installed from (i.e. CD) and all kind of nonsense like that. After you go through all this hurdle you will find that even though there are CD signs beside some articles, there is no information which links the article with actual implementation.
It very much looks like the book was written by someone who haven't done any programming in years and software was written by a bunch of first year college students, who did not even care to install the whole package once to see how it works.
I would not recommend it for those who want to familiarize themselves with relatively new area of Text Mining and try to build a simple sample using provided libraries.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By enty on March 29, 2008
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Text mining is one of the most exciting subjects of the web, and too few books are dealing with it. This one is one of them, and it gives quite a few examples of text mining applications, like spam filters or search engine ranking algorithms. The style is easy to follow, and the concepts easy to understand given some maths background.

However, I expected more details, and a richer content overall, thus the four stars. This is still a good book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Carlson on July 4, 2008
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This is a well written book, code is easy to download, and a number of topics. All in all though, the writing is clear and easily understood so it's well worth the money...
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By JoeT on May 26, 2013
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Pros:
Good OVERVIEW of topics, but lacked depth on most of them.

Cons:
1. Software on the CD was a nightmare to get to work and I didn't have success in some cases.
2. Absolutely no linkage between the text and the software.
Not convinced anyone ever tested the software orbtried to install it on a vanilla system.

Summary:
Good overview of the topics, but that's it.
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