Text mining, which is sometimes referred to “text analytics” is one way to make qualitative or “unstructured” data useable by a computer. Qualitative data is descriptive data that cannot be measured in numbers and often includes qualities of appearance like color, texture, and textual description. Quantitative data is numerical, structured data that can be measured. However, there is often slippage between qualitative and quantitative categories For example, a photograph mig
As you may know, I graduated from a small liberal arts college with a degree in English literature, so the elements of computer science (programming, coding. etc.) that we’re learning in this class are more unfamiliar to me than a foreign language. In fact, that’s often how I feel when I’m doing the reading and assignments: like they’re speaking in another tongue. I’d like to think I have an excellent command the English language, so it is disconcerting for me to realize just
Stephanie C. Prato
is the Director of Play to Learn Services at the Fayetteville Free Library in New York.