On completion of this section, the reader will have working knowledge of how to install fastText and run the command line application effectively on any dataset.
In the Chapter 1, Introducing fastText, you will get a description of fastText and the Natural Language Processing (NLP) context in which this library is useful. It will map the motivations behind building the library, its intended use, and the benefits that the creators of the library wanted to bring to NLP and the field of Computational Linguistics. Furthermore, there will be specific instructions on how to install fastText on the reader's work machine. On completion of this chapter, the reader will have fastText installed and running on their computer.
In the Chapter 2, Creating Models Using the FastText Command Line, you will get to know about the rich command line that the fastText library provides. This chapter will give you descriptions of the default command line options and how to use them to create models. If the reader only has a superficial interest in fastText, reading till this chapter should be enough.