Explore harvested text files

In [1]:
import os
import pandas as pd
import fileinput
from sklearn.feature_extraction.text import TfidfVectorizer, CountVectorizer
from textblob import TextBlob
from operator import itemgetter
from pathlib import Path
import nltk
import numpy as np
import altair as alt

# Are you using Jupyter Lab?
# If so either don't run this cell or comment out the line below

# alt.renderers.enable('notebook')

# If you forget, run this cell, and then get strange warnings when you make a chart,
# uncomment the following line and run this cell to reset the chart renderer

# alt.renderers.enable('default')

# alt.data_transformers.enable('json')
#stopwords = nltk.corpus.stopwords.words('english')
In [2]:
# Import a harvest zip file you've created previously
# First upload the zip file to the data directory, then run this cell
import zipfile
for zipped in sorted(Path('data').glob('*.zip')):
    print(f'Unzipping {zipped}...')
    with zipfile.ZipFile(zipped, 'r') as zip_file:
Unzipping data/1561782184.zip...
Unzipping data/1565575636.zip...
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def get_latest_harvest():
    Get the timestamp of the most recent harvest.
    harvests = sorted([d for d in Path('data').iterdir() if d.is_dir() and not d.name.startswith('.')])
        harvest = harvests[-1]
    except IndexError:
        print('No harvests!')
        harvest = None
    return harvest
In [3]:
def get_docs(harvest):
    docs_path = get_docs_path(harvest)
    for p in docs_path:
        yield p.read_text(encoding='utf-8').strip()
def get_docs_path(harvest):
    path = Path(f'{harvest}/text')
    docs_path = [p for p in sorted(path.glob('*.txt'))]
    return docs_path

def get_file_names(harvest):
    return [p.stem for p in get_docs_path(harvest)]
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harvest = get_latest_harvest()
In [5]:
vectorizer = CountVectorizer(stop_words='english', max_features=10000, ngram_range=(1,1))
# preprocessor = lambda x: re.sub(r'(\d[\d\.])+', 'NUM', x.lower())
X_freq = np.asarray(vectorizer.fit_transform(get_docs(harvest)).todense())
df_freq = pd.DataFrame(X_freq, columns=vectorizer.get_feature_names(), index=get_file_names(harvest))
In [6]:
mr            18034
tho           16051
south          9526
weather        6944
new            6338
day            5458
rain           5066
north          4990
wragge         4715
time           4673
australia      4340
great          4283
tbe            4105
queensland     3793
years          3727
brisbane       3550
west           3525
good           3391
ing            3220
man            3116
dtype: int64
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# The number of words you want to show
num_words = 20
top_words = pd.DataFrame({n: df_freq.T[col].nlargest(num_words).index.tolist() for n, col in enumerate(df_freq.T)}).T
top_words.index = get_file_names(harvest)
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
18601224-13-5696044 cases case casks packages tons bags brothers 22 bundles bales hardware 10 20 30 ship boxes barrels kegs dec mrs
18620111-319-196391314 tons agents mr passengers mrs agent ult ship brig captain miss newcastle barque january new otago messrs rev white ballast
18630905-319-197290261 tons agents passengers mrs mr ship cabin miss agent ballast steerage messrs schooner white barque captain june september brig brothers
18640220-319-197293051 mr tho time meeting melbourne bo present sir having act appears court despatch gallons hughes 000 annum majesty received county
18641115-809-155019508 tho mr aud ho defendant having case committee court meeting held plaintiff yesterday bo day following half man named present

Add a 'year' column to the dataframe

Each file name includes the date on which the article was published. For example, 18601224-13-5696044 was published on 24 December 1860. We can easily extract the year by just slicing the first four characters off the file name.

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years = [int(p[:4]) for p in get_file_names(harvest)]
df_freq_years = df_freq.assign(year=years)

Most frequent words each year

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# Top words per year
year_groups = df_freq_years.groupby(by='year')
year_group_totals = year_groups.sum()
df_years = pd.DataFrame({n: year_group_totals.T[col].nlargest(10).index.tolist() for n, col in enumerate(year_group_totals.T)}).T
df_years.index = [name for name, _ in year_groups]
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1860 cases case casks packages tons bags brothers 22 bundles bales
1862 tons agents mr passengers mrs agent ult ship brig captain
1863 tons agents passengers mrs mr ship cabin miss agent ballast
1864 tho mr new melbourne 000 total having south time great
1867 mr duke john said ing smith thomas lord melbourne street

Visualise top ten words per year

In [41]:
compound_chart = alt.vconcat()
years = df_years.index.tolist()
# Number of columns
cols = 4
start = 0
while start < len(years):
    row = alt.hconcat()
    for year in years[start:start+cols]:
        df_year_word_count = pd.DataFrame([{'word': w, 'count': year_group_totals.loc[year][w]} for w in df_years.loc[year].tolist()])
        chart = alt.Chart(df_year_word_count).mark_bar().encode(
        ).properties(width=120, height=120, title=str(year), columns=4)
        row |= chart
    compound_chart &= row
    start += cols

Visualise word frequencies over time

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def words_by_year(df, words):
    df_words = pd.DataFrame()
    for word in words:
            df_word = df.groupby(by='year').sum()[word].to_frame().reset_index().rename({word: 'count'}, axis=1)
        except KeyError:
            print(f"'{word}' not found")
            df_word['word'] = word
            df_words = df_words.append(df_word, ignore_index=True)
    return df_words
In [17]:
df_words = words_by_year(df_freq_years, ['racism', 'racial', 'white race', 'chinese', 'kangaroo'])
'racism' not found
'racial' not found
'white race' not found

Create a faceted chart

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alt.Chart(df_words.loc[df_words['year'] > 0]).mark_line().encode(
    x=alt.X('year:Q', axis=alt.Axis(format='c', title='Year')),
).properties(width=700, height=100, columns=1)

Create a bubbleline chart

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# Create a chart
alt.Chart(df_words.loc[df_words['year'] > 0]).mark_circle(
    # Style the circles
    # Year on the X axis
    x=alt.X('year:O', axis=alt.Axis(format='c', title='Year', labelAngle=0)),
    # Object type on the Y axis
    y=alt.Y('word:N', title='Word'),
    # Size of the circles represents the number of objects
        scale=alt.Scale(range=[0, 2000]),
    # Color the circles by object type
    color=alt.Color('word:N', legend=None),
    # More details on hover
    tooltip=[alt.Tooltip('word:N', title='Word'), alt.Tooltip('year:O', title='Year'), alt.Tooltip('count:Q', title='Frequency', format=',')]

Visualise word frequences by newspaper

The file titles also include the id of the newspaper they were published in. For example, 18601224-13-5696044 was published in the newspaper with the id of 13, which happenes to be The Argus.