Get or set the corpus settings

Get or set various settings in the corpus for the treatment of texts, such as rules for stemming, stopwords, collocations, etc.

Get the settings from a which a dfm was created

settings(x, ...)

# S3 method for default
settings(x = NULL, ...)

# S3 method for corpus
settings(x, field = NULL, ...)

settings(x, field) <- value

# S3 method for dfm
settings(x, ...)



object from/to which settings are queried or applied


additional arguments


string containing the name of the setting to be set or queried settings(x) query the corps settings settings(x, field) <- update the corpus settings for field


new setting value


Calling settings() with no arguments returns a list of system default settings.


settings(data_corpus_inaugural, "stopwords")
(tempdfm <- dfm(corpus_subset(data_corpus_inaugural, Year>1980), verbose=FALSE))
#> Document-feature matrix of: 10 documents, 3,260 features (77.4% sparse).
(tempdfmSW <- dfm(corpus_subset(data_corpus_inaugural, Year>1980), remove = stopwords("english"), verbose=FALSE))
#> Document-feature matrix of: 10 documents, 3,129 features (79.3% sparse).
settings(data_corpus_inaugural, "stopwords") <- TRUE tempdfm <- dfm(data_corpus_inaugural, stem=TRUE, verbose=FALSE) settings(tempdfm)
#> note: dfm settings are not yet implemented - coming soon.