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Computational Text Analysis in the Social Sciences

Computational Text Analysis in the Social Sciences (CTASS) is an IRiSS-sponsored inter-disciplinary student group that aims to create a space for students to learn what other students and faculty members are working on, improve our methodological and computational skills, and collaborate with one another. We maintain several channels of communication, a repository of text analysis resources, and hold a bi-weekly workshop.

The group currently has representatives from Education, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.


There are three primary channels through which our group communicates.

Workshop Schedule

CTASS holds bi-weekly meetings to feature cutting-edge research using computational text analysis methods. We invite current students, outside speakers, faculty members, and post-docs to discuss their research with our group, focusing on how they were able to use methods to answer their research questions.

You can add these events, and future events, to your google calendar with this link:


We maintain a list of resources, including helpful tutorials, publically available datasets, and classes at Stanford. Please view the  CTASS Google Sheet