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Introduction to Text Analysis in R

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Overview

Analyze text data in R using the tidy framework.

From social media to product reviews, text is an increasingly important type of data across applications, including marketing analytics. In many instances, text is replacing other forms of unstructured data due to how inexpensive and current it is. However, to take advantage of everything that text has to offer, you need to know how to think about, clean, summarize, and model text. In this course, you will use the latest tidy tools to quickly and easily get started with text. You will learn how to wrangle and visualize text, perform sentiment analysis, and run and interpret topic models.

Syllabus

Wrangling Text
-Since text is unstructured data, a certain amount of wrangling is required to get it into a form where you can analyze it. In this chapter, you will learn how to add structure to text by tokenizing, cleaning, and treating text as categorical data.

Visualizing Text
-While counts are nice, visualizations are better. In this chapter, you will learn how to apply what you know from ggplot2 to tidy text data.

Sentiment Analysis
-While word counts and visualizations suggest something about the content, we can do more. In this chapter, we move beyond word counts alone to analyze the sentiment or emotional valence of text.

Topic Modeling
-In this final chapter, we move beyond word counts to uncover the underlying topics in a collection of documents. We will use a standard topic model known as latent Dirichlet allocation.

Taught by

Marc Dotson

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