Messing around with STM – Part II – Data cleaning

This is the second of a series of posts where I explore the application of structural topic models and its R implementation. The first post is here; while here is the github repository with the jupyter notebook containing basically the contents of the posts and the code chunks, and some of the functions I used.  …

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Messing around with STM – Part I, Web Scraping

Introduction As the second semester of my Master’s degree is finally wrapping up (two more to go), I suddenly found myself with some spare time, which I decided to employ to mess around a bit with Structural Topic Model (STM) and its R implementation, aptly named stm. As I mentioned in my previous post, it …

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Some considerations on a research question I will not be able to answer to

As I had the chance to mention in a previous post, I am currently enrolled in the MSc program in Information Science and Data Analytics at Northumbria University. One day I will probably write a post about the experience, for now let’s say that I am doing quite all right juggling between work and study …

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Dereliction of data

He’s just taken two wounded and one dead. All he has to report is one confirmed, one probable [enemy fatalities]. This won’t look good. Bad ratio. He knows all sorts of bullets were flying all over the place. It was a point-to-point contact, so no ambush, so the stinkin’ thinin’ goes round and round, so …

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An update

A couple of things have changed since I started this blog a few months ago. The most relevant thing is that I resolved to take a break – perhaps for good – from the international aid business. Secondly, for the last few months I have been working on the perhaps less glamorous, surely less paid, …

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