How to do text mining in 69 words

Doing just about any type of text mining is a matter of: 0) articulating a research question, 1) acquiring a corpus, 2) cleaning the corpus, 3) coercing the corpus into a data structure one’s software can understand, 4) counting & tabulating characteristics of the corpus, and 5) evaluating the results of Step #4. Everybody wants to do Step #4 & #5, but the initial steps usually take more time than desired.


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Eric Lease Morgan

Artist- and Librarian-At-Large