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This site is intended to enhance your use of Text Mining by Gabe Ignatow and Rada Mihalcea. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material. 

Online communities generate massive volumes of natural language data and the social sciences continue to learn how to best make use of this new information and the technology available for analyzing it. Text Mining brings together a broad range of contemporary qualitative and quantitative methods to provide strategic and practical guidance on analyzing large text collections. This accessible book, written by a sociologist and a computer scientist, surveys the fast-changing landscape of data sources, programming languages, software packages, and methods of analysis available today. Suitable for novice and experienced researchers alike, the book will help readers use text mining techniques more efficiently and productively.


We gratefully acknowledge Gabe Ignatow and Rada Mihalcea for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.