Text Analytics Essentials – v1 (OLD version)

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Text Analytics Essentials - v1 (OLD version)

with Mrudula Madiraju, Jayatheerthan, Rakhi Arora, Shyamala Gowri, Mukund Babbar, Dharmesh Jain

Text Analytics Beginners

Time to complete:
5 hours

Available in:

This course is now archived. You can still enroll, but the course has old/possibly obsolete information, and will not be monitored nor maintained.

The analysis of emails, blogs, tweets, forums and other forms of unstructured text data constitutes what we call text analytics.  Text analytics is applicable to most industries; for example, if your company is suspicious about company secrets being leaked to competitors by employees, text analytics can help analyze millions of employees’ emails.  If you would like to find common pain points your customers face when using your products, you can analyze their comments and questions in forums. If you would like to measure positive or negative perceptions of a company, brand, or product, you can perform sentiment analysis using text analytics. This course teaches you the basics of text analytics. It includes hands-on exercises!

Course Syllabus

  • Text Analytics Overview
  • IBM's Text Analytics Engine
  • Creating an Extractor using the Text Analytics Workflow Feature
  • Creating an Extractor using a different method
  • Deep Dive Into AQL Syntax
  • Refining your Extractor

General Information

  • This course is free.
  • It is self-paced.
  • It can be taken at any time.
  • It can be taken as many times as you wish.
  • Labs can be performed on the Cloud, or using a 64-bit system. If using a 64-bit system, you can install the required software (Linux-only), or use the supplied VMWare image. More details are provided in the course.
  • Students passing the course (by passing the final exam) will have immediate access to printing their online certificate of achievement. Your name in the certificate will appear exactly as entered in your profile in BigDataUniversity.com.
  • If you did not pass the course, you can take it again at any time.


  • None

Recommended skills prior to taking this course

  • Basic knowledge of Eclipse IDE

Grading Scheme

  • The minimum passing mark for the course is 60%, where the final test is worth 100% of the course mark.
  • You have 3 attempts to take the test.