Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Text Analytics

Text Analytics

DATES & TIME: August 3-6, 2015, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
INSTRUCTOR: Robert Stine, University of Pennsylvania

DESCRIPTION: Statistical methods for the analysis of textual data have come of age. We can mine textual data for underlying sentiments, scan for hateful or discriminatory language, or create features that improve familiar predictive models. This workshop explores how various text analytics can be understood, used, and developed by non-specialists in the field. View the full course description here.

PREREQUISITES: This course is self-contained with no explicit prerequisite beyond familiarity with statistical methods at the level of multiple regression. That said, some familiarity with multivariate methods (particularly principal components) and exposure to probability models would be helpful. The course will predominantly use packages from R as the main software tool.

STANDARD FEE: Members = $1200; Non-members = $2400
SPECIAL FEE: Participants who attend either of the two 2015 regular sessions (First Session or Second Session) are eligible for a special discounted fee of $960 to attend this evening workshop. To received this special discounted fee, please email the Summer Program at sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu

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