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BWL XI: Text Mining Course in Winter Semester 21/22

In winter semester 21/22, we offer the course "Text Mining" for master's students. The number of participants is limited to a maximum number of 24 students. The deadline for applications is September 28, 2021.

Course: Text Mining (M. Sc.)



The digital age has ignited a burst in the volume of textual materials available to businesses and the public. Text mining provides computational techniques to derive actionable (managerial) insights from such unstructured data sources. The course “Text Mining” provides students with an overview of a wide range of text mining methods: from regular expressions to lexicon-based sentiment analysis, to more complex machine learning approaches and supervised text classification. At the end of the course, participants will be familiar with the most important concepts, principles, and algorithms in text mining. The course includes practical sessions focusing on text mining in R. Basic experience in R programming is desirable but not mandatory. 

The main objectives of this course are:

  1. Understand the basic concepts of text mining and its relevance for business applications
  2. Gain an overview of different methods, algorithms and software tools for extracting knowledge from unstructured text data
  3.  Practice the implementation of text mining applications in R


  • Module codes: 02-BWL/VWL:MSc-B11-1
  • Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Nicolas Pröllochs (BWL XI)
  • Course format: Lecture (6 CP)
  • Term: Winter semester 21 / 22
  • Language: English
  • Grading: Presentation & Term Paper
  • Schedule: See course flyer


The number of participants is limited to a maximum number of 24 students. Please register for the course by sending an e-mail to Please attach your current transcript of records (FlexNow printout) and a short (max 50 –100 words) motivational statement (optional). If more than 24 students apply, participants will be selected based on their current GPA and/or their grade in the course "Data Science for Management" and/or their motivational statement. The application deadline is September 28, 2021. The course is also opened to interested bachelor students currently enrolled in the 210- and 240-CP programs.