Monday

Twine - Multi-linear Texts

Let's do some brief peer feedback; share your link / upload on this page student_twine_drafts

  • Progress?
  • Issues?
  • Timeline?

Introduction to Distant Reading / Visualization / Text Mining

LDA (Hammond) “Quantitative Approaches” C5, pp. 82-132

Highlights : Hammond-Quantitative


Social Reading - let's look at this text as a class by making some quick annotations using Hypothesis.

Our group: https://hypothes.is/groups/R6DoWjR5/iup-lit-crit

Text Analysis, Data Mining, and Visualizations in Literary Scholarship. Tanya Clement. Correct link: https://dlsanthology.mla.hcommons.org/text-analysis-data-mining-and-visualizations-in-literary-scholarship/

Homework:

D_H Part 2, pp. 27-70

IDH 4B., 5A Visualization, 5B Text-Mining - http://dh101.humanities.ucla.edu/?page_id=40

Debates Visualizing Millions of Words Mills Kelly - http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/1


Tuesday

Academic Web Pages

Goals

Discussion of readings

Clement

Kelley

Texts

1. seeking machine-readable texts: Gutenberg, etc. 2. cleaning a text (using Notepad, Notepad++ etc.)

Project Gutenberg

Archive.org (note - seek “always available” texts and look for ASCII or HTML)

First look at Voyant

https://voyant-tools.org/

Fitzgerald Example

voyant.pdf

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Homework

Readings

Text Analysis and Visualization: Making Meaning Count. Sinclair and Rockwell. NewCompDH - CH 19 Library Link

D_H Part 3 Social Life of the DH, pp. 75-98

Of note: A gender critique of “Distant Reading” at present: https://arcade.stanford.edu/blogs/distant-reading-after-moretti

Choose preliminary source texts for your work with Voyant

Wednesday

Twine Mini-Project Presentations

Discussion of readings

Voyant Lab

Homework:

Academic Pages on Wordpress, due Thursday.

DHPed 10. Teaching Computer-Assisted Text Analysis Stéfan Sinclair and Geoffrey Rockwell. https://www.openbookpublishers.com/htmlreader/DHP/toc.html

DH Ped 16.Teaching Digital Rhetoric: Teaching Digital Rhetoric: Wikipedia , Collaboration, and the Politics of Free Knowledge. Melanie Kill. https://www.openbookpublishers.com/htmlreader/DHP/toc.html (or download the PDF

Upload your voyants-in-progress

Thursday

Voyant Workshop voyants-in-progress

  • multi-texts / same author
  • comparative texts (different authors)
  • CAUTION - mixing genres / sizes can skew results
  • Reflect on aspects of texts that can be accessed via analyses of word frequency. There are some dimensions of texts that a tool like Voyant cannot help us read. What are limits?
  • Many good mini-projects will make heavy use of just one or two tools (as appropriate to the issue they're focused upon.

Reading Discussion

C19 Text Analysis and Visualization: Making Meaning Count. Sinclair and Rockwell. c19-sinclair-textanalysis.pdf Annotate Link

Teaching Computer-Assisted . Sinclair and Rockwell. Annotated Text

Wikipedia, Collaboration…. Krill. Annotate Text


Homework

Prepare a 10 minute Voyant Presentation for Monday. Use Twine as the framework for organizing your thoughts and sharing a number of Voyant visualizations.

Student-Voyant-Presentations