Obviously, our seminar title is probably an overstatement. Nonetheless, we are looking forward to an interesting seminar with devoted students to work on problems that directly result from the work of researchers at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC). They are the ones, who, among other things, compile the climate report by sighting thousands of research articles published within a certain time frame.
Text Mining can significantly support their work. That's why we are excited to offer this collaborative project seminar between MCC and HPI! We already have a few datasets, for example:
- all Bundestag speeches since 1949
- 25M tweets by German politicians and other users about the coal discussion
- 220k seemingly relevant research articles on sustainability
- 400k research articles on climate change
... and created a list of interesting (research) problem statements to inspire students to define their own goal for the semester. The only limits are time and that it should stay on the topic of text mining and has at least some relevance to MCC.
This project seminar will be a great opportunity in preparation for a master's thesis... (and obviously to make our world a better place).