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This notebook explains what a stopwords list is and how to create one. The following processes are described:

  • Loading the NLTK stopwords list
  • Modifying the stopwords list in Python
  • Saving a stopwords list to a .csv file
  • Loading a stopwords list from a .csv file

Use Case: For Learners (Detailed explanation, not ideal for researchers)

Difficulty: Intermediate

Completion time: 20 minutes

Knowledge Required:

Knowledge Recommended: None

Data Format: CSV files

Libraries Used:

  • nltk to create an initial stopwords list
  • csv to read and write the stopwords to a file

Research Pipeline: None