Text as Data

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June 2018
Paper author(s): 
Matthew Gentzkow
Bryan T. Kelly
Matt Taddy
Topic: 
Methodology
Year: 
2018
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An 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.

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