Topic Modeling with R for Humanists

This workshop will introduce participants to topic modeling and demonstrate how to analyze and visualize topic model output in R. This hands-on workshop is based on Text Analysis with R for Students of Literature by Matt Jockers.

Topics may include:

  • R packages for topic modeling
  • text segmentation and preparation
  • topic visualization
  • topic coherence and topic probability

Recommended Background:

  • Participants should have taken either Textual Analysis with R for Humanists or the 2-Day Introduction to Data Analysis with R offered by the Research Commons prior to attending this workshop.
  • Participants will need to bring their own laptop preloaded with the latest version of R and RStudio.