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# download pdftotxt from
# ftp://ftp.foolabs.com/pub/xpdf/xpdfbin-win-3.03.zip
# and extract to your program files folder
# here is a pdf for mining
url <- "http://www.noisyroom.net/blog/RomneySpeech072912.pdf"
dest <- tempfile(fileext = ".pdf")
download.file(url, dest, mode = "wb")
# set path to pdftotxt.exe and convert pdf to text
exe <- "C:\\Program Files\\xpdfbin-win-3.03\\bin32\\pdftotext.exe"
system(paste("\"", exe, "\" \"", dest, "\"", sep = ""), wait = F)
# get txt-file name and open it
filetxt <- sub(".pdf", ".txt", dest)
shell.exec(filetxt)
# do something with it, i.e. a simple word cloud
library(tm)
library(wordcloud)
library(Rstem)
txt <- readLines(filetxt) # don't mind warning..
txt <- tolower(txt)
txt <- removeWords(txt, c("\\f", stopwords()))
corpus <- Corpus(VectorSource(txt))
corpus <- tm_map(corpus, removePunctuation)
tdm <- TermDocumentMatrix(corpus)
m <- as.matrix(tdm)
d <- data.frame(freq = sort(rowSums(m), decreasing = TRUE))
# Stem words
d$stem <- wordStem(row.names(d), language = "english")
# and put words to column, otherwise they would be lost when aggregating
d$word <- row.names(d)
# remove web address (very long string):
d <- d[nchar(row.names(d)) < 20, ]
# aggregate freqeuncy by word stem and
# keep first words..
agg_freq <- aggregate(freq ~ stem, data = d, sum)
agg_word <- aggregate(word ~ stem, data = d, function(x) x[1])
d <- cbind(freq = agg_freq[, 2], agg_word)
# sort by frequency
d <- d[order(d$freq, decreasing = T), ]
# print wordcloud:
wordcloud(d$word, d$freq)
# remove files
file.remove(dir(tempdir(), full.name=T)) # remove files
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