Inspiration

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

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