Text Mining

6 credits

Text Mining, 6 credits

Autumn 2022, Half-time, Linköping

A large part of the so called big data explosion comes in the form of text. Some examples of textual data are short social media messages, movie recommendations, blog posts, medical journals and official documents in electronic form. The course aims to give an introduction to quantitative methods for analysing text, with a focus on prediction and decision making from textual data. Students will learn the major steps in analysing text: retrieving the text from the original source, pre-processing the text using linguistic rules and structure, and statistical modelling for inference and prediction.