SF Python Meetup, 2017-02-08
PyTextRank is a pure Python open source implementation of *TextRank*, based on the [Mihalcea 2004 paper](http://web.eecs.umich.edu/~mihalcea/papers/mihalcea.emnlp04.pdf) -- a graph algorithm which produces ranked keyphrases from texts. Keyphrases generally more useful than simple keyword extraction. PyTextRank integrates use of `TextBlob` and `SpaCy` for NLP analysis of texts, including full parse, named entity extraction, etc. It also produces auto-summarization of texts, making use of an approximation algorithm, `MinHash`, for better performance at scale. Overall, the package is intended to complement machine learning approaches -- specifically deep learning used for custom search and recommendations -- by developing better feature vectors from raw texts. This package is in production use at O'Reilly Media for text analytics.