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An overview of text mining visualisations possibilities with R on the CETA trade agreement

An overview of text mining visualisations possibilities with R on the CETA trade agreement

Text Mining has become quite mainstream nowadays as the tools to make a reasonable text analysis are ready to be exploited and give astoundingly nice and reasonable results. At BNOSAC, we use it mainly for text mining on call center data, poetry, salesforce data, emails, HR reviews, IT logged tickets, customer reviews, survey feedback and many more. We also...

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BelgiumMaps.StatBel: R package with Administrative boundaries of Belgium

BelgiumMaps.StatBel: R package with Administrative boundaries of Belgium

We recently opened up the BelgiumMaps.StatBel package and made it available at https://github.com/bnosac/BelgiumMaps.StatBel. This R package contains maps with administrative boundaries (national, regions, provinces, districts, municipalities, statistical sectors, agglomerations (200m)) of Belgium extracted from Open Data at Statistics Belgium.  The package is a data-only package where maps of administrative zones in Belgium are available...

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Sentiment analysis and Parts of Speech tagging in Dutch/French/English/German/Spanish/Italian

Sentiment analysis and Parts of Speech tagging in Dutch/French/English/German/Spanish/Italian

As part of our continuing effort to digitise poetry and to automate new forms of poetry, we released an R package called pattern.nlp, which is available at https://github.com/bnosac/pattern.nlp . It allows R users to do sentiment analysis and Parts of Speech tagging for text written in Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish or Italian. Of course this can also...

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Text Mining with R – upcoming training schedule

Text Mining with R – upcoming training schedule

Part of the R course offering of BNOSAC which you can find at http://bnosac.be/images/activities/bnosac_courses_r.pdf, we offer several 2-day hands-on courses covering the use of text mining tools for the purpose of data analysis. It covers basic text ...

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Good news from Belgium: Course on Applied spatial modelling with R (April 13-14)

Good news from Belgium: Course on Applied spatial modelling with R (April 13-14)

Within 2 weeks, our 2-day crash course on Applied spatial modelling with R (April 13-14, 2016) will be given at the University of Leuven, Belgium: https://lstat.kuleuven.be/training/applied-spatial-modelling-with-r You'll learn during this course the following elements:     The sp package to handle spatial data (spatial points, lines, polygons, spatial data frames)    Importing spatial data and setting...

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New RStudio add-in to schedule R scripts

With the release of RStudio add-in possibilities, a new area of productivity increase and expected new features for R users has arrived. Thanks to the help of Oliver who has written an RStudio add-in on top of taskscheduleR, scheduling and automating a...

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taskscheduleR: R package to schedule R scripts with the Windows task manager

If you are working on a Windows computer and want to schedule your R scripts while you are off running, sleeping or having a coffee break, the taskscheduleR package might be what you are looking for.  The taskscheduleR R package is available at h...

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Web scraping with R

For those of you who are interested in web scraping with R. Enjoy the slides of our presentation on this topic during the last RBelgium meetup. The talk is about using rvest, RSelenium and our own package scrapeit.core which makes scraping deployment, ...

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Web scraping with R & novel classification algorithms on unbalanced data

Web scraping with R & novel classification algorithms on unbalanced data

Tomorrow, the next RBelgium meeting will be held at the bnosac offices. This is the schedule. Interested? Feel free to join the event. More info: http://www.meetup.com/RBelgium/events/228427510/ • 18h00-18h30: enter & meet other R users • 18h30-19h00: Web scraping with R: live scraping products & prices of www.delhaize.be • 19h15-20h00: State-of-the-art classification algorithms with unbalanced data. Package unbalanced: Racing...

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Advanced R programming topics course in Leuven

Last call for registration of the course on Advanced R programming topics. Next week on February 17/18, the yearly R course on Advanced R programming topics in Leuven (Belgium) is scheduled. Registration can be done at https://lstat.kuleuven.be/training/coursedescriptions/AdvancedprogramminginR.html. The course is rewritten based on 3 years of extensive customer feedback and because of the tremendous evolution R has encountered in...

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