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Join us on Wednesday, April 27th for a joint event with DCNLP (http://www.meetup.com/DC-NLP/).

6:30 - 7:00 Food, drinks and meet new people
7:00 - 7:15 Intros and announcements
7:15 - 8:30 Presentation, Q&A
8:30ish Off to the bar

Abstract:

textmineR (https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/textmineR/index.html) introduces a framework for natural language processing (NLP) in R that improves upon current NLP frameworks available in R. Specifically, textmineR has a syntax that is more intuitive to experienced R users. It uses objects, methods, and functions that behave like regular R dense matrices. This lowers the barrier to beginning statistical analyses of language to statisticians and other data professionals.

The development version is here (https://github.com/TommyJones/textmineR/tree/2.0).

Bio:

Tommy Jones is the director of data science at Impact Research, LLC. He holds an MS in mathematics and statistics from Georgetown University and a BA in economics from the College of William and Mary. He is a PhD student in the George Mason University Department of Computational and Data Sciences. He specializes in statistical models of language and time series modeling.

http://www.twitter.com/thos_jones