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Text Mining & Analysis @ Pitt

An introduction to text mining/analysis and resources for finding text data, preparing text data for analysis, methods and tools for analyzing text data, and further readings regarding text mining and its various methods.

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Preparing Text Data

Most text is created and stored so that humans to read and use, but text analysis/mining requires your text data to be machine readable (i.e., in a form that a computer can process), structured, and clean. Hence, after gathering your text data, the next step usually entails optical character recognition (OCR)if you're working with document scans or images, and/or text preprocessing (e.g., parsing, cleaning, transforming). 

This guide provides tools and helpful resources for the following text data preparation tasks: