Learning to analyze text
August 15, 2009 8:46 PM Subscribe
Please help me crash-course language and text analysis.
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I'm working with a group of researchers who've won a grant to analyze over 2000 magazine articles that cover a time span of 30 years. The idea is to process the articles' texts to find how certain themes show up and mutate over the years, the first appearance of certain ideas, etc.
I'm the default computer guy, and need to figure out precisely what we're going to be studying and program or download the tools we will use to do so.
I don't have CS degree (I have an Architecture degree & masters and make a living doing web dev). I use Python for my everyday work, and didn't have much trouble following Segaran's "Programming Collective Intelligence".
Please advise me on the books or websites I need to read, or the keywords I should be searching for.