Introduction to Topic Modelling with Bert

Introduction to Topic Modelling


In Person

In this course, we will cover the basics of topic modelling and how to use Python to build, evaluate, and analyse topic models.

Topic modelling is a powerful tool for uncovering latent semantic structures in large collections of text data, providing insights into the underlying themes and trends. We will introduce you to the basics of topic modelling and discuss different approaches to data collection and ingestion. We will also cover techniques for preparing the data for analysis, including cleaning and pre-processing. We will dive into using Python for topic modelling, covering how to build and evaluate topic models using Python, as well as advanced techniques for improving the results of topic modelling. Finally, we will focus on analysing and interpreting the results of topic modelling, including visualizing the results using Python.

We will also discuss real-world applications of topic modelling and wrap up the course with a conclusion.

This is an advanced course. You will need a basic understanding of Python and how to run Python code. Previous knowledge of text analysis and NLP will also be required to follow the content of this course.

Those who have registered to take part will receive an email with full details on how to get ready for the course.


This course will be taught by Xan Cochran.

After taking part in this event, you may decide that you need some further help in applying what you have learnt to your research. If so, you can book a Data Surgery meeting with one of our training fellows.

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