Web Scraping for Text Analysis in R

  • Date:
    May 27 2014 to May 28 2014
    10:00am to 05:00pm
    UMass Amherst, W37E Machmer

    Social science researchers are often interested in retrieving data from the internet. Often, this can be accomplished using so-called "web-scraping" techniques. This course introduces the statistical programming language R, then demonstrates techniques for web scraping using R. Finally, tools for analyzing text data in R will be presented. More information.