During a very quick tour of Edinburgh (and in particular some distilleries), Dave Robinson (Tidytext fame), was able to drop by the Edinburgh R meet-up group to give a very neat talk on tidy text. The first part of the talk set the scene What does does text mean? Why make text tidy? What sort of problems can you solve? This was a very neat overview of the topic and gave persuasive arguments around the idea of using a data frame for manipulating text.