Extracting Places with Python

Ok, a quick note to remind myself – I was interested in learning how to use this:  Installation was a bit complicated; lots of dependencies. The following pages helped sort me out: AND ultimately, I had to open … Continue reading Extracting Places with Python

Grabbing data from Open Context

This morning, on Twitter, there was a conversation about site diaries and the possibilities of topic modeling for extracting insight from them. Open Context has 2618 diaries – here’s one of them. Eric, who runs Open Context, has an excellent API for all that kind of data. Append .json on the end of a file name, and *poof*, lots of data. Here’s the json version of that same diary.  So, I wanted all of those diaries – this URL (click & then note where the .json lives; delete the .json to see the regular html) has ’em all. I copied … Continue reading Grabbing data from Open Context