Training: An Introduction to Text Analysis

* Please ensure to bring your own laptop / device to this workshop *

Each day the amount of textual data available to us grows comprising a huge resource which is potentially of tremendous value. This workshop will provide an introduction to the process of extracting meaningful structured data and information from text.

Participants will use Python and NLTK (Natural Language Toolkit) for the retrieval of basic textual information such as:

  • Word frequencies
  • Plots of frequency distributions
  • Common word pairs
  • Part of Speech tagging


Digital Scholarship Centre

Digital Scholarship Centre, 6th floor

Main Library 

University of Edinburgh 

Edinburgh EH8 9LJ