Visual Analytics for the Digital Humanities:
Combining Analytics and Visualization for Gaining
Insights into Linguistic Da...
Visual Analytics

"Computers are incredibly fast,
accurate, and stupid; humans are
incredibly slow, inaccurate, and
brilli...
Visual Analytics

Roadmap from the
VisMaster EU Project

www.visual-analytics.eu

Video

3
Why Visualization for the Digital Humanities?
•! Automated techniques not sufficient
–! Data ambiguous and incomplete
–! C...
Autorship Attribution

Books of Mark Twain

Books of Jack London

Autorship Attribution

Average
or
Development
over the t...
Literature Fingerprinting

Book of
Jack
London
Book of
Mark
Twain

One Book

One block of 10000 words

6
7
Age Suitability Analysis

Features

Characters (Part of Harry Potter)

–! Character Detection
–! Topic Detection
–! Emotio...
Outline
•! Visual Analytics
–! Motivation and Definition
–! Visualization for the e-Humanities

•! Visual Analytics Exampl...
Cross-Language Analysis

Languages from Papua New Guinea with leaves showing features
ordered to maximize (left) and minim...
Vowel Harmony: Cross-linguistic Comparison
of Complex Language Features

“two-level” Vowel Harmony

i and u avoid each oth...
Tracking Semantic Change
Frequency development of different word senses automatically induced from word contexts with topi...
Analyzing Prosodic Features: Intonation

Outline
•! Visual Analytics
–! Motivation and Definition
–! Visualization for the...
One day of the
Stuttgart 21
mediations

BMBF Project
VisArgue

Presidential
Debate
Analysis

BMBF Project
VisArgue

14
Presidential
Debate
Analysis

Topic Shifts
BMBF Project
VisArgue

Presidential
Debate
Analysis

Crosstalk
BMBF Project
Vis...
Comparison of
US-Presidential
Debates

Obama vs. McCain
2008

Obama vs. Romney
2012

BMBF Project
VisArgue

Stuttgart 21
D...
Analysis of Policy Networks

Parallel Tag Clouds to Show Differences
across US Court Circuits

Reprinted from Collins et a...
Voronoi Treemaps [10] in NYT

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/05/03/business/20080403_SPENDING_GRAPHIC.html?_r=0

...
Visualization in the Digital Humanities
•! Visualization is central to allow humans and computers
to cooperate effectively...
Thank you for your attention.
Questions?
“Anyone who claims to know all the answers
doesn't really know very much.”
Apostl...
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  1. 1. Visual Analytics for the Digital Humanities: Combining Analytics and Visualization for Gaining Insights into Linguistic Data Daniel A. Keim Data Analysis and Information Visualization Group University of Konstanz, Germany Herrenhausen Conference, Hannover, Germany December 5, 2013 1
  2. 2. Visual Analytics "Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid; humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate, and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination." attributed to Albert Einstein Visual Analytics Tight Integration of Visual and Automatic Data Analysis Methods for Information Exploration and Scalable Decision Support Visual Data Exploration Visualization Data Knowledge Models Automated Data Analysis Feedback loop 2
  3. 3. Visual Analytics Roadmap from the VisMaster EU Project www.visual-analytics.eu Video 3
  4. 4. Why Visualization for the Digital Humanities? •! Automated techniques not sufficient –! Data ambiguous and incomplete –! Complex relationship –! Semantic gap –! Limited Accuracy •! Human Interaction is central for –! Exploration of Data –! Generation of Hypotheses –! Interpretation of Results –! Steering of the Analysis Outline •! Visual Analytics –! Motivation and Definition –! Visualization for the e-Humanities •! Visual Analytics Examples –! Literature Analysis –! Language Analysis –! Political Analysis •! Perspectives 4
  5. 5. Autorship Attribution Books of Mark Twain Books of Jack London Autorship Attribution Average or Development over the text? 5
  6. 6. Literature Fingerprinting Book of Jack London Book of Mark Twain One Book One block of 10000 words 6
  7. 7. 7
  8. 8. Age Suitability Analysis Features Characters (Part of Harry Potter) –! Character Detection –! Topic Detection –! Emotion Detection –! Story Complexity –! Book Features –! Readability Characters (Part of Stephen King’s “It”) Character are, for example, (1) Named Entities (2) often agents of verbs (3) usually not after prepositions indicating a location Age Suitability Analysis 8
  9. 9. Outline •! Visual Analytics –! Motivation and Definition –! Visualization for the e-Humanities •! Visual Analytics Examples –! Literature Analysis –! Language Analysis –! Political Analysis •! Perspectives Cross-Language Analysis 9
  10. 10. Cross-Language Analysis Languages from Papua New Guinea with leaves showing features ordered to maximize (left) and minimize (right) the pairwise leaf similarity Cross-Language Analysis 10
  11. 11. Vowel Harmony: Cross-linguistic Comparison of Complex Language Features “two-level” Vowel Harmony i and u avoid each other “one-level” Vowel Harmony syllable reduplication Vowel succession patterns in 42 languages (automatically sorted by significance) [2] Vowel Harmony: Cross-linguistic Comparison of Complex Language Features Comparing Swedish and Norwegian: Vowel transitions according to their position within words based on at least 50 Bible types. Vowel transitions according to their position within words. Only those transitions plotted based on at least 200 Bible types (interactive filter). 11
  12. 12. Tracking Semantic Change Frequency development of different word senses automatically induced from word contexts with topic modeling. Data: NYT Annotated Corpus, 1.8 million articles from daily newspaper editions 1987-2007 Reprinted from [3], © 2011 Association for Computational Linguistics Analyzing Prosodic Features: Intonation 12
  13. 13. Analyzing Prosodic Features: Intonation Outline •! Visual Analytics –! Motivation and Definition –! Visualization for the e-Humanities •! Visual Analytics Examples –! Literature Analysis –! Language Analysis –! Political Analysis •! Perspectives 13
  14. 14. One day of the Stuttgart 21 mediations BMBF Project VisArgue Presidential Debate Analysis BMBF Project VisArgue 14
  15. 15. Presidential Debate Analysis Topic Shifts BMBF Project VisArgue Presidential Debate Analysis Crosstalk BMBF Project VisArgue 15
  16. 16. Comparison of US-Presidential Debates Obama vs. McCain 2008 Obama vs. Romney 2012 BMBF Project VisArgue Stuttgart 21 Discourse Analysis BMBF Project VisArgue 16
  17. 17. Analysis of Policy Networks Parallel Tag Clouds to Show Differences across US Court Circuits Reprinted from Collins et al. [9], © 2009 IEEE 17
  18. 18. Voronoi Treemaps [10] in NYT http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/05/03/business/20080403_SPENDING_GRAPHIC.html?_r=0 Outline •! Visual Analytics –! Motivation and Definition –! Visualization for the e-Humanities •! Visual Analytics Examples –! Literature Analysis –! Language Analysis –! Political Analysis •! Perspectives 18
  19. 19. Visualization in the Digital Humanities •! Visualization is central to allow humans and computers to cooperate effectively –! allow the computer to process large data –! allow the human to understand and interact with large data •! Interactive Visualization is central for –! Exploration of Data –! Interpretation of Results –! Generation of Hypotheses –! Steering of the Analysis 19
  20. 20. Thank you for your attention. Questions? “Anyone who claims to know all the answers doesn't really know very much.” Apostle Paul in 1. Cor. 8,2 infovis.uni-konstanz.de 20

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