Mar 05, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BSAN 6200 Text-Mining and Social Media Analytics

3 semester hours

This course illustrates the functionalities of text mining and analytics as a business decision-making tool by using a variety of statistical methods to collect and analyze text data. Computational linguists have developed a research stream of understanding and analyzing text. Consequently, business organizations are acquiring knowledge on techniques of text analytics to make a better decision. Due to a large pool of unstructured text entangled in social media, leveraging effective text analytic method is the next leading edge. This course encompasses the fundamentals of computational linguistics that will include some technical features but will mostly emphasize the business application of text analytics. Business and industry cases are used to demonstrate the usefulness and effectiveness of the text analytics techniques used. Students use software to perform computational studies, obtain solutions, and analyze the results. This course also examines what business decisions can be promoted by text analytics as well as effective techniques for rapidly solving the business problems.

Prerequisites: BSAN 6030  and BSAN 6040  or MBAA 6080  (both with a minimum grade of B-).