Text Preprocessing in R

New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup
New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup
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Continuing virtually, this month we have a talk about text preprocessing.

Thank you to EcoHealth Alliance for providing the Zoom link.

Conversations during the meetup are encouraged in the monthly-meetup-chat channel in the nyhackr slack: https://nyhackr.org/slack.html

Outside the meetups we have two events planned:

The 2021 R Conference in NY, September 8-10 as both in-person and virtual: https://rstats.ai/nyr/
The Bayes and Stan workshop, July 14-16, fully virtual: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/landeranalytics/505284

About the Talk:
Text constitutes an ever-growing part of the data available to us today. However, it is a non-trivial task to transform text, represented as long strings of characters, into numbers that we can use in our statistical and machine learning models. This talk will focus on the {textrecipes} package and its recent advancements in the realm of text preprocessing.

About Emil:
Emil Hvitfeldt is a clinical data analyst working in healthcare, and an adjunct professor at American University teaching statistical machine learning with tidymodels. He is also an open-source R developer and author of the {textrecipes} package.

The talk will begin at 7 PM EDT and we will start admitting people to the event shortly before. Since this is completely remote there will be no pizza but everyone is encouraged to have pizza individually.