Practical Text Mining and Statistical Analysis for Non-structured Text Data Applications

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Practical Text Mining and Statistical Analysis for Non-structured Text Data Applicationsbrings together all the information, tools and methods a professional will need to efficiently use text mining applications and statistical analysis.

Winner of a 2012 PROSE Award in Computing and Information Sciences from the Association of American Publishers, this book presents a comprehensive how-to reference that shows the user how to conduct text mining and statistically analyze results. In addition to providing an in-depth examination of core text mining and link detection tools, methods and operations, the book examines advanced preprocessing techniques, knowledge representation considerations, and visualization approaches. Finally, the book explores current real-world, mission-critical applications of text mining and link detection using real world example tutorials in such varied fields as corporate, finance, business intelligence, genomics research, and counterterrorism activities.

The world contains an unimaginably vast amount of digital information which is getting ever vaster ever more rapidly. This makes it possible to do many things that previously could not be done: spot business trends, prevent diseases, combat crime and so on. Managed well, the textual data can be used to unlock new sources of economic value, provide fresh insights into science and hold governments to account. As the Internet expands and our natural capacity to process the unstructured text that it contains diminishes, the value of text mining for information retrieval and search will increase dramatically.



  • Extensive case studies, most in a tutorial format, allow the reader to 'click through' the example using a software program, thus learning to conduct text mining analyses in the most rapid manner of learning possible
  • Numerous examples, tutorials, power points and datasets available via companion website on Elsevierdirect.com
  • Glossary of text mining terms provided in the appendix

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Practical Text Mining and Statistical Analysis for Non-structured Text Data Applicationsbrings together all the information, tools and methods a professional will need to efficiently use text mining applications and statistical analysis.Winner of a 2012 PROSE Award in Computing and Information Sciences from the Association of American ...

Dr. Andrew Fast leads research in text mining and social network analysis at Elder Research. Dr. Fast graduated magna cum laude from Bethel University and earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. There, his research focused on causal data mining and mining complex relational data such...

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Format:OtherDimensions:1000 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:January 25, 2012Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I Basic Text Mining Principles1. The History of Text Mining 2. The Seven Practice Areas of Text Analytics 3. Conceptual Foundations of Text Mining and Preprocessing Steps 4. Applications and Use Cases for Text Mining 5. Text Mining Methodology 6. Three Common Text Mining Software Tools

Part II Introduction to the Tutorial and Case Study Section of This BookAA. CASE STUDY: Using the Social Share of Voice to Predict Events That Are about to Happen BB. Mining Twitter for Airline Consumer Sentiment A. Using STATISTICA Text Miner to Monitor and Predict Success of Marketing Campaigns Based on Social Media Data B. Text Mining Improves Model Performance in Predicting Airplane Flight Accident Outcome C. Insurance Industry: Text Analytics Adds "Lift" to Predictive Models with STATISTICA Text and Data Miner D. Analysis of Survey Data for Establishing the "Best Medical Survey Instrument" Using Text Mining E. Analysis of Survey Data for Establishing "Best Medical Survey Instrument" Using Text Mining: Central Asian (Russian Language) Study Tutorial 2: Potential for Constructing Instruments That Have Increased Validity F. Using eBay Text for Predicting ATLAS Instrumental Learning G. Text Mining for Patterns in Children's Sleep Disorders Using STATISTICA Text Miner H. Extracting Knowledge from Published Literature Using RapidMiner I. Text Mining Speech Samples: Can the Speech of Individuals Diagnosed with Schizophrenia Differentiate Them from Unaffected Controls? J. Text Mining Using STM, CART, and TreeNet from Salford Systems: Analysis of 16,000 iPod Auctions on eBay K. Predicting Micro Lending Loan Defaults Using SAS Text Miner L. Opera Lyrics: Text Analytics Compared by the Composer and the Century of CompositiondWagner versus Puccini M. CASE STUDY: Sentiment-Based Text Analytics to Better Predict Customer Satisfaction and Net Promoter Score Using IBM SPSS Modeler N. CASE STUDY: Detecting Deception in Text with Freely Available Text and Data Mining Tools O. Predicting Box Office Success of Motion Pictures with Text Mining P. A Hands-On Tutorial of Text Mining in PASW: Clustering and Sentiment Analysis Using Tweets from Twitter Q. A Hands-On Tutorial on Text Mining in SAS: Analysis of Customer Comments for Clustering and Predictive Modeling R. Scoring Retention and Success of Incoming College Freshmen Using Text Analytics S. Searching for Relationships in Product Recall Data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission with STATISTICA Text Miner T. Potential Problems That Can Arise in Text Mining: Example Using NALL Aviation Data U. Exploring the Unabomber Manifesto Using Text Miner V. Text Mining PubMed: Extracting Publications on Genes and Genetic Markers Associated with Migraine Headaches from PubMed Abstracts W. CASE STUDY: The Problem with the Use of Medical Abbreviations by Physicians and Health Care Providers X. Classifying Documents with Respect to "Earnings" and Then Making a Predictive Model for the Target Variable Using Decision Trees, MARSplines, Naïve Bayes Classifier, and K-Nearest Neighbors with STATISTICA Text Miner Y. CASE STUDY: Predicting Exposure of Social Messages: The Bin Laden Live Tweeter Z. The InFLUence Model: Web Crawling, Text Mining, and Predictive Analysis with 2010e2011 Influenza GuidelinesdCDC, IDSA, WHO, and FMC

Part III Advanced Topics7. Text Classification and Categorization 8. Prediction in Text Mining: The Data Mining Algorithms of Predictive Analytics 9. Entity Extraction 10. Feature Selection and Dimensionality Reduction 11. Singular Value Decomposition in Text Mining 12. Web Analytics and Web Mining 13. Clustering Words and Documents 14. Leveraging Text Mining in Property and Casualty Insurance 15. Focused Web Crawling 16. The Future of Text and Web Analytics