Learn NLP the Easy Way — Text Representation

Chris Kuo/Dr. Dataman
21 min readMay 9, 2024

A computer operates on zeros and ones, and algorithms operate on numerical values. A computer does not understand beautiful texts such as the plays by William Shakespeare or the books by Leo Tolstoy. So, raw texts need to be converted to numerical values for a computer to process. The first step in NLP is converting texts to numerical values.

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