August 12: Introduction to Text and Data Mining



Guest Instructor, Fred Gibbs

Morning (9-12)

  • Discuss readings and blog posts
  • Digital History Methods: Close and distant reading through application of text and data mining techniques using corpora of texts to find patterns and to visualize those patterns.
  • Hands-on Session 1: Use Bookworm and NGrams to search and identify rhetorical trends in literature found in Google Books and the Open Library

Afternoon (1-4)

  • Hands-on Session 2: Using Voyant, participants will compare a body of writings
  • Hands-on Session 3: Using Overview.
  • If there is time, look at Topic Modeling in the Browser.


Write a short post, considering how distant reading might apply to your individual projects.




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