ECAS-ENBIS half day summer school. Trondheim, Norway, June, 26, 2022

26th Jun 2022

ECAS-ENBIS Course: Text Mining: from basics to deep learning tools

June, 26, 2022, Trondheim, Norway

ECAS-ENBIS half day summer school will take place as a part of the ENBIS 2022 Trondheim conference.

Textual data are pervasive and can be leveraged to help solving a wide range of problems. This new source of information coupled with recent advances in text mining have incontestably impacted the industry and academic research. While classical approaches yield reasonable performances on diverse text mining tasks, they make restrictive assumptions incompatible with some properties of natural language. In the last decade, these assumptions have been partly relaxed thanks to important breakthroughs in representation learning and deep learning, enhancing the performance for several tasks.

This short course is a first introduction to text mining aimed at a broad audience of practitioners. We’ll present the classical way of preprocessing, encoding and leveraging text data. Then, we’ll introduce recent techniques to learn more meaningful text representations and ways to deal with them using deep neural networks. We’ll stress out the importance of using modern approaches to represent the text through case studies with actual industrial applications, as for instance electricity demand forecasting or sentiment analysis from online comments.

Some experience in programming with R/Python is a plus. No prior knowledge of any deep learning framework is required. Data and code will be shared to allow reproduction of the experiments.

More information on course webpage