Tutorial: Introduction to Python with a focus on machine learning and text mining methods

In this tutorial, participants get acquainted with selected text mining methods often used in applied economics.  By the end of the course, you will know how to obtain and pre-process the text data, which methods are used to perform sentiment analysis and how topic models can be estimated with Python.


  1. Introduction to Python
  2. Text data acquisition and pre-processing
  3. Sentiment analysis
  4. Word embeddings: word2vec example
  5. Topic modeling

The tutorial takes place via ZOOM, you will need a laptop to participate in the course. Prior to the course please install Anaconda (https://www.anaconda.com/products/individual – choose the Python 3.7 or higher version, and the appropriate 64/32-bit installer). No prior knowledge of Python is required.

Registration for the Tutorial is possible during the registration process for the Statistical Week 2021.
Course language: English
Participation fee: 50€
Minimum number of participants: 5
The general cancellation conditions of the Statistical Week apply.