An introduction to the Text and Data Mining Sandpit from the Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture and Society, for the 7th May 2020. Planned to be in person, this sandpit was pivoted to digital due to COVID-19. This is an introductory welcome to the facilities that we have at Edinburgh to do large scale text mining, working in collaboration with EPCC and the Turing Institute, and we are now opening that up to researchers across CAHSS to use. It covers a brief history of the system, what datasets we have, some things to watch out for as we help the community scope their research questions, and some pointers to other resources and readings as we start to tackle text mining.
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