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EARL 2021 - Workshop 4: Web Scraping and Text Mining Lyrics in R

This workshop is part of EARL week! We will be hosting four workshops from the 6th-9th September and the week will come to a conclusion on Friday 10th September, with a day full of presentations on using R in enterprise. We hope you can join us, if you'd like to view the other EARL events please see the 'also by Mango' box to the right of this text. EARL is proudly organised by Mango Solutions.

Web Scraping and Text Mining Lyrics in R

Date and time: Thursday 9th September 2021, 2pm-5pm BST

Level – Intermediate


Harnessing the wealth of freely available information on the Internet, Data Scientists can generate their own datasets on virtually any topic of interest. In this workshop, we demonstrate a full text analysis workflow in R using lyrics from currently popular songs. After scraping our lyrics from the web, we illustrate the steps typically involved in analysing text, from its cleaning and pre-processing to a variety of widely used feature engineering, visualisation and modelling techniques.


Good working knowledge of R programming.

A basic understanding of regular expressions.

Registrants will be provided with a list of R packages to install prior to the workshop.


Web Scraping

Cleaning and pre-processing text data

Sentiment Analysis

Topic Modelling

Supervised Learning

Word Embeddings

Profits from EARL 2021 will be donated to Data Kind UK.
  • Science & tech
  • Categories:
    • Science & tech
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Price: £90.00
  • Language: English
  • Who can attend? Everyone
  • Dial-in available? (listen only): Not available.
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