Text as Data
AbstractAn ever-increasing share of human interaction, communication, and culture is recorded as digital text. We provide an introduction to the use of text as an input to economic research. We discuss the features that make text different from other forms of data, offer a practical overview of relevant statistical methods, and survey a variety of applications.
CitationGentzkow, Matthew, Bryan Kelly, and Matt Taddy. 2019. "Text as Data." Journal of Economic Literature, 57 (3): 535-74. DOI: 10.1257/jel.20181020
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- C55 Large Data Sets: Modeling and Analysis
- L82 Entertainment; Media
- Z13 Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification