Workshop: Web Scraping for Text Analysis in R

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May 27—May 28, 2014 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Machmer Hall

Room: W37e

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Five College Student: $100 Five College Faculty: $200 Non-Five College Student: $225 Non-Five College Faculty: $325
Institute for Social Science Research

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.

Instructor: Greg Matthews

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