Text datasets are diverse and ubiquitous, and sentiment analysis provides an approach to understand the attitudes and opinions expressed in these texts. In this course, you will develop your text mining skills using tidy data principles. You will apply these skills by performing sentiment analysis in several case studies, on text data from Twitter to TV news to Shakespeare. These case studies will allow you to practice important data handling skills, learn about the ways sentiment analysis can be applied, and extract relevant insights from real-world data.
Sentiment Analysis in R: The Tidy Way features interactive exercises that combine high-quality video, in-browser coding, and gamification for an engaging learning experience that will make you an expert in sentiment analysis!
What you’ll learn:
Chapter 1: Tweets across the United States
In this chapter, you will implement sentiment analysis using tidy data principles using geocoded Twitter data.
Chapter 2: Shakespeare gets Sentimental
Your next real-world text exploration uses tragedies and comedies by Shakespeare to show how sentiment analysis can lead to insight into differences in word use. You will learn how to transform raw text into a tidy format for further analysis.
Chapter 3: Analyzing TV News
Text analysis using tidy principles can be applied to diverse kinds of text, and in this chapter, you will explore a dataset of closed captioning from television news. You will apply the skills you have learned so far to explore how different stations report on a topic with different words, and how sentiment changes with time.
Chapter 4: Singing a Happy Song (or Sad?!)
In this final chapter on sentiment analysis using tidy principles, you will explore pop song lyrics that have topped the charts from the 1960s to today. You will apply all the techniques we have explored together so far, and use linear modeling to find what the sentiment of song lyrics can predict.