Intro to the Command Line

Bobst Library, NYU, Room 619 70 Washington Square S, New York

Learn how to use the command line to perform basic tasks. We’ll begin by discussing why humanists would want to learn something so technical, then jump into learning how to create and edit files and directories. Knowledge of the command line can be applied in many contexts, including several of the other workshops offered this […]

Free

What matters to your Congressperson?

Bobst Library, NYU, Room 619 70 Washington Square S, New York

What topics most preoccupy your member of Congress? Are those the sorts of things you prioritize? In this workshop users will learn how to navigate a database of Congress to constituent e-newsletters and how to perform text analyses in R to get a top level core of what members of Congress most focus on in […]

Free

NLP for non-data scientists – Event Extraction

Columbia (Butler Library room 208B) 535 West 114th St, New York

The amount of text data available is mind-boggling. We will explore programatic approaches to identify information about what happened and when it happened by gathering knowledge from text. Equipment: Python, Anaconda, Laptop Prerequisites: Working familiarly with Python  

Free

Text as Data in the Humanities

Bobst Library, NYU, Room 617 70 Washington Square South, New York

An introduction to computational text analysis for literature with basic introduction to software packages. This workshop is a primer for working with text as data in the humanities. This workshop will cover: gathering text corpora, data cleaning, an introduction to some computational software tools, reading the output and analysis of topic modeling and cluster analysis, […]

Introduction to WebAnno

Studio@Butler 535 W. 114th St., New York

WebAnno is a web-based tool for linguistic annotation (marking up) of text, with layers for morphological, syntactic, and semantic annotation. We will work through tagging named entities and relationships in a text, exporting as a tab-delimited file, and using the annotated text as input into a (Python) machine-learning algorithm for named entity recognition. Equipment Requirements: […]

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The Making and Knowing Project’s Digital Critical Edition and English Translation of a 16th-c. Manuscript of Artisanal Recipes

Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall, Room 513 1180 Amsterdam Avenue, New York

The Making and Knowing Project (Center for Science and Society, Columbia University) is excited to present Secrets of Craft and Nature in Renaissance France—a digital critical edition and English translation of a sixteenth-century French manuscript of artisanal recipes. The publication of this edition marks the culmination over five years of iterative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary work by […]

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Starting to Text Mine the Digitized Library with HathiTrust Features.

Pace University, Babble Lab, Rm. 202 41 Park Row, New York

Millions of books have been digitized in the past two decades. Thanks to a 2014 court ruling, about 15 million books are available for computational analysis in the HathiTrust including data about word counts on each individual page. In the next year or two, similar data will become available for JStor and Portico books. This […]

Free

FairCopy: A word processor for the digital humanities.

Virtual NY

FairCopy is a simple and powerful tool for transcribing, editing, and studying manuscripts and historical texts. FairCopy gives humanists an editor to create TEI encoded texts without writing a single line of XML, so this rich format becomes accessible for everyone. Nick Laiacona will demonstrate the use of this new tool and its functionality. The […]

Free

Build Your Own Text-as-Data Corpus: A Print-to-Bytes Primer

Virtual NY

This hands-on workshop will teach participants how to construct their own digital text corpus for conducting humanities data analysis. We'll cover simple tools for turning printed texts in a variety of languages into computer-readable files, the use of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, and consider helpful tools for post-process correction of digitized texts. We’ll also […]

Brooklyn College Covid-19 Archive@ A Journal of the Plague Year

Virtual NY

This digital archive has collected stories and experiences from the Brooklyn College community related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The archive resides within the larger, omnibus archive, A Journal of the Plague Year. This demonstration will review the principles that guided the project, the submission process and explore possible digital humanities projects based upon the archive […]

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