Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

Research. Insights. Impact. Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics.

Workshop Series: Text as Data

February 23–March 16, 2011

(All day)

Charles M. Harper Center
Matthew Gentzkow, Stanford University

This special four-week workshop series brought together researchers from a variety of disciplines in an emerging area—the use of automated analysis of texts to address questions in the social sciences.

Researchers today have at their disposal powerful computational tools that can analyze vast repositories of digital content to track the occurrence of words or topics of interest. Scholars are mining newspapers, legal and governmental texts, digitized books, and a wide range of other sources for insights about politics, finance, accounting, and the evolution of culture and language.

These workshops illustrated both cutting-edge methods and applications, at a level accessible to audience members from different fields.

February 23, 2011 (All day) March 16, 2011 (All day)