Text Analytics for beginners: Part 1 - Introduction, Demonstration & Set up - Flinders Library

Course description

Text analytics enable researchers to deal with immense velocity, veracity, variety and volume of researchable text-based material that is now available.

This two part series will introduce participants to text and data analytics and assumes no previous knowledge. Part one (this session) introduces concepts and allows participants to explore opportunities that TDM may bring to their research projects. Part two (subsequent session) is an interactive workshop of guided activities.

In this session (part one) guest presenter Dr Sara King from AARNet will introduce the concepts of Text and Data Mining (TDM) and Text Analytics for research.

Participants are strongly encouraged to enrol in both sessions. Click here to enrol in Part Two.

Please note that this is an online workshop and details will be sent to you prior to the session.


Participants will have a better experience if they use a laptop or a desktop computer.  Recommended, but not essential, is access to a second screen or a tablet or phone to help with managing multiple active windows.  Workshops are PC and MAC friendly.

Type of course



Mary Filsell

Who should attend

  • All researchers with little or no prior text-mining or programming experience that are interested in exploring using new research tools
  • Established researchers, Early Career Researchers, HDRs, Tech-Curious 

What you will learn

Part One

  • the concepts of Text and Data Mining and Analytics
  • potential applications for their research
  • the tools needed for session two, including set up and preparation 

Upcoming events

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Waiting list

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