Quantitative Text Analysis and Measures of Readability in R

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In this Guided Project, you will:
1 hour
No download needed
Split-screen video
Desktop only

By the end of this project, you will be able to load textual data into R and turn it into a corpus object. You will also understand the concept of measures of readability in textual analysis. You will know how to estimate the level of readability of a text document or corpus of documents using a number of different readability metrics and how to plot the variation in readability levels in a text document corpus over time at the document and paragraph level. This project is aimed at beginners who have a basic familiarity with the statistical programming language R and the RStudio environment, or people with a small amount of experience who would like to learn how to measure the readability of textual data.

Skills you will develop

  • Text Analysis

  • Data Wrangling

  • Data Visualization (DataViz)

  • Text Corpus

  • Readability

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:

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