I found this dataset and I felt like messing with it.
What it does
Analyzes the last statement of death row inmates in Texas from 1984-present using the Alchemy API.
How I built it
We downloaded the dataset with a Chrome extension. Then using the web addresses found in the dataset, we scraped the webpages that had the final statements of the executed prisoners and wrote the text into a file. Then using the Alchemy API, we analyzed all of the statements to find what was the most common emotion of these inmates.
Challenges I ran into
Web scraping, using Python library pandas to utilize the dataset
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Successfully retrieving the data and storing it into a file, using an API
What I learned
Web scraping, IBM Bluemix, Alchemy API, natural language processing