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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Update to HQAI audit analysis

The results of a few mid-term audits have been published on HQAI website, those of the Church of Sweden, Tearfund, Naba’a, and Christian Aid (a new organization, TPO Uganda, has also been audited, but the results are not available on the website). I updated the results of the initial audit with the scores of the …

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