Text Mining Fundamentals

This workshop will introduce basic concepts in text mining and Natural Language processing through discussion and hands-on coding of text processing functions that lay the groundwork for nearly all text mining processes. No prior programming experience is necessary to take the workshop; however, familiarity with the command line and Git is a prerequisite. (Participation in the February 3rd workshop on command line and Git will prepare you well for this workshop.) We'll code together as a group, leaving no text-miner behind. Topics covered will include: Word frequency analysis, basic chunking/tokenization, token distribution, and keyword in context (KWIC) analysis. Please come to the workshop with a working R development environment and Git already installed and operational on your system.