A Data Science Approach to Analyzing the Harry Potter series
The research conducted for "You're a [Data] Wizard, Harry!" was done through the program of R. Through R, we started with text mining and cleaning of the first Harry Potter film script. From this script and data, we conducted many sentiment analyses for the course of the film and for each individual character. We then applied the sentiment analyses to networks, working to understand the sentiment of dialogue interactions and relationships. Through these analyses, we were able to see the overall connotations for each relationship's dialogue in the first film specifically. This project was a great way to learn about and explore text mining, data cleaning, sentiment analysis, and the possible applications of data science in unconventional ways.