Simple visualisations of corpus data using R Studio

Location
Arts Building - Room 228
Category
Arts and Law
Dates
Thursday 10th December 2015 (14:00-16:00)
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Contact

Pre-registration is required - to register please email m.c.m.devereux@bham.ac.uk

  • Corpus Linguistics Workshop

Speaker: Viola Wiegand

R is a programming language that allows many statistical operations of data. For linguists it can be of use for various tasks such as analysing experimental data, but also to explore frequencies in a corpus of texts. The user interface R Studio provides an interactive environment for using the language and is relatively user-friendly.

In this session you will learn how to:

  • load a corpus into the statistical programming environment R Studio
  • create detailed concordance plots using R Studio
  • create other visualisations of language data in R Studio

If you want, you can bring your own language data along – these should be electronic texts, preferably in plain text format (.txt). For this session you will need to have the whole corpus in one single .txt document.

There will also be a sample corpus for you to work with.

Venue: Arts Building, Room 228 (second floor)