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


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.?