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Monday, July 13, 2015 - 2:00pm

Social Media and Text Analytics
July 13-16, 2-4pm each day
Instructor: Wei Xu, Penn CIS
**This course is free, but space is limited and advanced registration is required. Priority registration will be offered to Penn graduate students and post-docs, and we will register other personnel as space allows.

Social media provides a massive amount of valuable information and shows us how language is actually used by lots of people. This course will give an overview of prominent research findings on language use in social media (70%). The course will also cover statistical analysis methods (20%) and off-the-shelf tools for obtaining and processing Twitter data (10%).

To register, please email Jessica Marcus (jmarcus [at] and include your Penn affiliation in the email.

More information about this course is available here.