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Big Data Initiative Seminar Series 2014-15

The Department of Statistics has set up a Big Data Initiative to coordinate activities on this topic, including organising a programme of big data themed seminars, starting in the 2014-15 academic session. Seminars will be published here as they are confirmed.


PNultyFriday 14 November 2014, 2pm - 3pm, Room COL 6.15, Columbia House (sixth floor)
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Paul Nulty
LSE (Department of Methodology)|

Title: Tools and Methods for Quantitative Text Analysis

Abstract: In this talk I present an overview of methods used for quantitative analysis of large text corpora. I begin by describing practical issues involved in using software to retrieve information from large text files, online text, and social media text streams. I discuss how text is transformed for quantitative analysis by extracting a word frequency matrix or other relevant features for machine learning, and describe software in development on the QUANTESS project to facilitate this process. Finally, I will discuss the statistical properties of natural language text, and present ongoing research on improving methods for extracting features from text for use with standard machine learning algorithms, with application to the scaling of political texts


YFengFriday 28 November 2014, 2pm - 3pm, Room COL 6.15, Columbia House (sixth floor)
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Yang Feng
Columbia University|

Title: to be confirmed

Abstract: to be confirmed


DJHandFriday 20 February 2014, 2pm - 3pm Room CLM 3.02, Clement House (third floor)
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Professor David Hand
Imperial College London|

Title: to be confirmed

Abstract: to be confirmed


SofiaOlhedeFriday 20 March 2015, 2pm - 3pm, Room COL 6.15, Columbia House (sixth floor)
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Sofia Olhede
University College London|

Title: to be confirmed

Abstract: to be confirmed 


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