Text As Data
63 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2017 Last revised: 14 Jul 2018
Date Written: February 15, 2017
An ever increasing share of human interaction, communication, and culture is recorded as digital text. We provide an introduction to the use of text as an input to economic research. We discuss the features that make text different from other forms of data, offer a practical overview of relevant statistical methods, and survey a variety of applications.
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