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Text mining & text analysis

This guide contains resources for researchers about text mining and text analysis (sometimes known as distant reading).

Social media sources

Social media posts and comments provide a rich source of text data for academic research. 

Refer to Searching social media - to get an overview and quick tips to get started.

The following journal article is written for researchers seeking to analyze social media. It presents a comprehensive review of software tools for social networking media, wikis, blogs, chat apps and news feeds. 

Using APIs

Many social media sites have APIs (application programming interface) that provide access to textual content, including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Using these APIs requires, generally, some technical know-how and an access key from the data provider. 

Please note: costs may be incurred for using these services.

Using tools built by others

Using Code