[python-uk] Southampton Python meeting - detecting clickbait using machine learning

Thomas Kluyver thomas at kluyver.me.uk
Thu Apr 20 10:39:13 EDT 2017


Hi all,

The next Southampton Python User Group meeting will be a workshop on
text processing and machine learning. If you're coming  to this, please
bring a laptop to get the most out of it.

Detect clickbait with machine learning

Date: 6pm-7.30pm 3rd May 2017
Venue: University of Southampton, Nuffield Theatre Room 1083 (6/1083) -
see https://maps.southampton.ac.uk/
Speaker: Oliver Laslett, Uni of Southampton

Oliver has kindly agreed to run his tutorial which has already been
accepted for PyData London, so this should be a really interesting
session! Because this session is interactive, it will be a bit longer
than our typical meetings: around 90 minutes.

Nearer the date, a link to the tutorial materials will be available on
the SPUG website and Google group. I won't spam other lists again for
that, so keep an eye out if you're interested.
http://southampton-python.github.io/

As usual, refreshments will be provided before the talk, and everyone is
welcome to join us in the pub afterwards.

Thanks,
Thomas

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With this one weird trick you can build a text processing pipeline!

We've all fallen for clickbait articles online. They pollute our news
feeds and make it harder to filter out valuable information. In this
workshop we'll stream news articles in real-time and detect clickbait
using simple machine learning techniques.

By the end of the workshop you'll have your very own python app for
streaming real-time news and detecting click bait. In the workshop we'll
cover:

- Streaming data from a REST API
- Preprocessing textual data
- Training a simple machine learning classifier for clickbait
- Putting everything together in a scikit-learn pipeline
- Analysing our results (which news source is the most clickbaity?)


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