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Preparing Files for Text & Data Mining

Open to:
-Faculty -Graduate Students -Postdocs -Staff -Undergraduate Students

Text mining—a process for extracting information from unstructured text—requires everyday files (PDF, Word, HTML, etc.) to be transformed into plain text files. Once your files are in a plain text format (no bold, no italics, no underlining, etc.) they are ready for automated processing and computer analysis.

This hands-on workshop will demonstrate and facilitate the use of a free Java-based program called Tika to do this work. More specifically, this workshop will help attendees install Tika and use it to convert just about any file into plain text, and then participants will be empowered to use a myriad of text mining services available on the 'Net.

There are no prerequisites, but participants will want to bring their own laptop to the session.

Related LibGuide: Text Mining and Analysis by Eric Lease Morgan

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship // Hesburgh Library 2nd Floor // Consultation Room 247
Eric Lease Morgan
CDS | Text Mining & Analysis Workshops
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Eric Lease Morgan

Hesburgh Library
131 Hesburgh Library
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-8604
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Julie Vecchio

Hesburgh Library
250 Hesburgh Library
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-4900