This course will discuss basic ideas around natural language processing (NLP) in research in different "dismal science" disciplines, from Economics to Psychology and Political Science, with a bent/focus on financial markets and accounting statements. The course is meant for graduate students as an introductory course on textual analysis, with an emphasis on methods and applications in Finance and Accounting. The language of choice for the course will be R. The course will be multilingual in that both the faculty and students can use other languages than R (python/perl/C). Recommended prerequisite: MBAC 6060 (minimum grade D-). Same as ACCT 6290.