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Pre-Conference Workshop - Web scraping and machine learning for employee recruitment and selection: A hands-on introduction

  • 16 Jul 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Birmingham, AL
  • 15

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Web scraping and machine learning for employee recruitment and selection: A hands-on introduction 
Richard Landers, Old Dominion University

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This hands-on workshop will teach participants the ins and outs of unstructured internet-sourced data curation using a family of techniques from data science generally referred to as “web scraping.” By learning this family of techniques, workshop graduates will have the tools available to algorithmically harvest data from any online source, especially those created by social media, to develop an analyzable dataset. Workshop contents will include discussion of the tradeoffs inherent to various internet data sources and a technique to evaluate potential sources, an overview of the process used to conduct web scraping, presentation of automated data curation tools for those seeking to dabble in web scraping, a brief primer and example of the level and type of computer programming necessary to scrape literally anything on the internet, an interactive discussion of use cases in the selection and assessment context, and a presentation of risks and potential consequences in that context.

Refunds

Refunds of conference registration fees will be made for cancellations prior to July 10th, less a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after July 10th

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