Content Analysis

Let's say that you have a large collection of texts and you want to use a computer to help you classify those texts into two or more groups, such as "Philosophical" and "Other". One technique to accomplish this task is to use supervised learning whereby you train a computer to classify texts for you. Training involves manually classifying a subset of your texts, having the computer analyze features in each subset, and then having the computer try to classify texts that haven't already been classified.