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Pythonic Metal

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PyData Amsterdam 2017

Computers are excellent counting devices.

Heavy Metal is objectively the greatest genre of music ever created my humans.

Can we use one to understand the other?

In this talk I'll discuss what happens when we try and use computers to analyses heavy metal lyrics. Along the way we will learn how far counting can get us in understanding natural language, how we can get computers to generate lyrics for us and why the most metal word in the English language is "Burn".

The talk is based on the following blog posts: - http://www.degeneratestate.org/posts/2016/Apr/20/heavy-metal-and-natural-language-processing-part-1/

http://www.degeneratestate.org/posts/2016/Sep/12/heavy-metal-and-natural-language-processing-part-2/

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