Novel™

August 28, 2014
Novel™

I’m very pleased to be a part of a new project called Novel™ (text mining the novel – I love the project name), a SSHRC-funded initiative led by Andrew Piper. I consider this to be a bit of a dream team, with many colleagues I admire greatly. The project summary reads like this: This...

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Day of Digital Humanities 2014

April 9, 2014
Day of Digital Humanities 2014

Given that I haven’t been the most prolific blogger in recent months, I thought I’d mirror my contributions to this year’s instance of DayOfDH. I find it fascinating that DayOfDH continues to flourish as an annual event even though it seems to me that...

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Custom Word Lists in Cirrus

November 24, 2013
Custom Word Lists in Cirrus

Cirrus is a Wordle-like word cloud visualization tool in Voyant. As with most tools in Voyant, Cirrus is primarily intended to be used with a user-defined collection of texts – you specify some URLs or upload some files and Cirrus will show you the...

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Digital Craft and Humanistic Perspectives Beyond Academia

September 24, 2013
Digital Craft and Humanistic Perspectives Beyond Academia

This post is a short position paper drafted for an event entitled The Future of Graduate Education and Training in the Humanities (hosted by IPLAI and funded by a SSHRC...

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HTML Extraction

September 19, 2013
HTML Extraction

(this is a document in progress) Getting Setup There’s no one way or best way to extract text from HTML, and there’s no best scripting language . Here I’m...

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The Joy of Hackfests

May 28, 2013
The Joy of Hackfests

In early May I had the pleasure of participating in a hackfest focused on literary text mining and visualization. The group was composed of a very loosely defined intersection...

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