TC21 Virtual Workshop C - How to Do (new) Things with Words: Text Mining and Data Analytics for Humanities Research and GLAMR

  • 21 Apr 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom Platform
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How to Do (new) Things with Words: Text Mining and Data Analytics for Humanities Research and GLAMR.

This workshop will explore some of the history, key debates and methodologies in computational text analysis within the Digital Humanities. Using a range of Literary, political and archival texts, participants will learn how to identify patterns in textual data, uncover new knowledge and approaches and improve reasoning with text mining. The workshop will also examine some current tensions around the use of text mining in GLAMR contexts as well as consider practical and engaging ways to present textual analysis for different purposes, especially in the Public Humanities. Participants will be introduced to the basics of text mining and analysis that can enhance research and support projects and decision making in the Humanities and GLAMR.

Camp Trainer: Tyne Daile Sumner

Tyne Sumner is a researcher, teacher and consultant in the fields of Literary Studies, Digital Humanities and data ethics. She is an ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne for the Discovery project 'Literature and the Face: A Critical History' and is also part of the project team for the ARC LIEF-funded Australian Cultural Data Engine (ACDE) at the University of Melbourne. Her forthcoming monograph, Lyric Eye: The Poetics of Twentieth-Century Surveillance, will be published with Routledge in 2021.

Timezones: 9.00am - 1.00pm Perth; 11.00am - 3.00pm Eastern; 10.30am - 2.30pm Central; 1.00pm - 5.00pm NZ.

Zoom Platform: Zoom login details TBA.

WORKSHOP PREPARATION:

Workshop C, Natural Language Processing, requires no software to be downloaded and installed. Campers will instead work through NLP tools that are browser-based.

There may be a walk-through of the HUNI website. Campers connected to an AAF (Australian Access Federation) organisation will be able to login using their organisation credentials. Other participants will need to create a HUNI account using an existing GitHub, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, or LinkedIn account. GitHub accounts are very easy to create and then delete after the workshop.

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"VALA - Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc" is a non-profit organization , PO Box 443, Warrandyte, VIC 3113

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