CNNs for Sentence Classification: Downloading and Preparing Data

Learn how to download and preprocess data for training a CNN in the context of sentence classification.

Implementation: Downloading and preparing data

First, we’ll download the data from the web. The data download functions are provided in the notebook at the end of this lesson and are simply downloading two files: training and testing data (the paths to the files are retained in train_filename and test_filename).

If we open these files, we’ll see that they contain a collection of lines of text. Each line has the format:

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