Steps for text data cleaning

Posted on 14 Nov, 2014

The days when one would get data in tabulated spreadsheets are truly behind us. A moment of silence for the data residing in the spreadsheet pockets. Today, more than 80% of the data is unstructured - it is either present in data silos or scattered around the digital archives. Data is being produced as we speak - from every conversation we make in the social media to every content generated from news sources. In order to produce any meaningful actionable insight from data, it is important to know how to work with it in its unstructured form. As a Data Scientist at one of the fastest growing Decision Sciences firm, my bread and butter comes from deriving meaningful insights from unstructured text information.

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