Exploratory Data Analysis with Textual Data in R / Quanteda

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Learn how to import textual data, visualize textual data, stratify textual data by a third variable.

2 hours
Beginner
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to explore presidential concession speeches by US presidential candidates over time, looking specifically at speech length and top words and examining variation by Democrat and Republican candidates. You will learn how to import textual data stored in raw text files, turn these files into a corpus (a collection of textual documents) and tokenize the text all using the software package quanteda. You will also learn how to extract useful information from filenames and how to use this information to generate visualizations of textual data using the stringr and ggplot2 packages. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

  • Data Analysis

  • Data Visualization (DataViz)

  • R Programming

  • Text Analysis

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. You will learn how to import textual data stored in raw text files

  2. You will learn how to turn files into a corpus (a collection of textual documents)

  3. You will learn how to tokenize the text and turn text into a document feature matrix

  4. You will learn how to extract useful information from filenames

  5. You will learn how to generate visualizations of textual data

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