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Wednesday, September 4 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Pre-Workshop: Text Analytics (Separate registration cost!)

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At this workshop, we will introduce participants to the basic concepts, techniques, and approaches of natural language processing and text analytics used to get text ready for more in-depth analysis. Participants will learn about automated document summarization, automatic qualitative theme discovery, and clustering using unsupervised machine learning (topic modelling) and sentiment analysis.

After the workshop, the participants will:

-Have a basic understanding of natural language processing, and how to prepare text and documents for analysis and current constraints of practice.
-Have an understanding of concepts and approaches in text analytics and machine learning applied to text, including automated document summarization, topic modeling for theme/topic discovery and sentiment analysis.
-Be able to describe the place of text analytics in evaluation practice, and in their own work environment.

You can register for any of our 4 pre-workshops at this link: http://merltech.org/merl-tech-dc-pre-workshops-2019/

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Kerry Bruce

Chief Executive Officer, Clear Outcomes
Kerry Bruce, DrPH, is the CEO and founder of of Clear Outcomes, a company that aims to draw on her 25+ years of experience working in the for-profit and non-profit sectors of development and more than 20 years of living in Asia and Africa. Kerry is a recognized global health expert... Read More →
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Joris Vandelanotte

Principal Consultant, Clear Outcomes
Dr. Joris Vandelanotte is a Medical Doctor and Specialist in Public Health Medicine with over 25 years’ experience in Sub-Saharan Africa in the fields of public health, health systems strengthening, primary health care, monitoring and evaluation, and operational research. Joris... Read More →

Wednesday September 4, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
TBA World Bank 'I” Building, 1850 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006
  Emerging Approaches, Full-Day Workshop
  • session type Pre-Workshop