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 blogging is much less prevalent in the community than five...

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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 Knowledge Synthesis Grant).  Digital Craft and Humanistic Perspectives Beyond Academia In every graduate course I...

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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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Close, But No Cigar

May 3, 2013
Close, But No Cigar

Around this time two years ago I happily tweeted that I was accepting a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair at McGill. I should actually have said that I was...

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