Text mining (TM) has been one of the most frequently discussed methodologies in the humanities in the last year, along with many tools can help with some basic and some not so basic TM methodologies. Although it may seem like overkill, learning how to use the statistical software package R for TM is a great way to learn more about some fundamental processes and how you can get more control over your own TM explorations.
This introductory workshop will demonstrate how to:
use the R console (like the command line)
create a set of text files to explore
explore the basic TM features
create a visualization of document similarity