George Mason University SPACS/CCDS/Statistics Colloquium Series Seminar Announcement ________________________________ Analyzing Text Fields in Survey Records Wendy L. Martinez Office of Survey Methods Research Bureau of Labor Statistics Exploratory Hall, Room 1004, Fairfax Campus George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 Time: 10:30 a.m. Refreshments, 10:45 a.m. Colloquium Talk Date: March 28, 2014 Abstract Data in unstructured and semi-structured text fields of survey records are typically underutilized. In this talk, I will highlight some approaches in text analysis that can be used to exploit information from these fields. An illustration of how text analysis can be employed to assist humans in applying labels to accident reports from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be presented. I will conclude the talk by discussing other uses of text analysis for survey records.?