Class Plan

  • Voyant Workshop

Readings

Bradley, John. “Text Tools.” In Companion to Digital Humanities (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture), edited by Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Professional, 2004.

Burrows, John. “Textual Analysis.” In Companion to Digital Humanities (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture), edited by Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Professional, 2004.

Meeks, Elijah. “The Digital Humanities Contribution to Topic Modeling.” Journal of Digital Humanities, April 9, 2013.

Blei, David. “Probabilistic Topic Models.” Communications of the ACM 55, no. 4 (2012): 77–84. (this is hard but skim for some of the origins of Topic Modeling)

Assignments

Come to class with a web site or digital version of a text for us to play around with in Voyant. Try to make it a sizable text to provide a larger pool of data for analysis. Use this site as a helpful resource: http://guides.library.ucla.edu/text.

Tools

Voyant –http://voyant-tools.org

Wordle – http://www.wordle.net/

Topic Modeling Tool – https://code.google.com/p/topic-modeling-tool/

Google Ngram Viewer – https://books.google.com/ngrams