Topic mode­ling with BERTo­pic

Welcome to a hands-on introduction to topic modeling with BERTopic, presented by KBLab on December 6th.

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Topic modeling is an exciting option for exploring and finding patterns in large volumes of text data. While this has become an established approach for digital researchers over the past decade, it previously required a level of technical competence that prohibited its uptake among especially humanities scholars.

This has changed with the innovation of BERTopic Länk till annan webbplats., which offers a more accessible means of topic modeling. Taking advantage of the vast processing power of transformer-based language models – i.e. BERT – the new method offers the analytical insights of topic models with just a fraction of the programming efforts.

Learn more about topic modeling

On December 6th KBLab offers a hands-on introduction to transformer-based topic modeling with BERTopic. During the workshop you will be briefly introduced to the notion of topic models, then we offer a step-by-step guide of what is involved in producing such a model. There will also be time for a discussion about the process of how results can be interpreted.

After the workshop, participants will be able to re-use the code-script with their own data.

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