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Does DH Scholarship Take Place in the Lab?

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  • 1. Analysing Does real arts and humanities scholarship
 take place in the lab? ! ! 11 February 2014
  • 2. How Do You Engage? Who Found a New Way to Engage and Practice Social Scholarship after last week’s lecture?
  • 3. Next Week: Analysing Please take a look at: ! Reading Ship’s Logs Exploring 50000 Images from the WWW Comparing Web Archives by Using Large Numbers of Images
  • 4. "Digitization makes the most traditional forms of humanistic scholarship more necessary, not less. But the differences mean that we need to reinvent, not reaffirm, the way that historians do history."
  • 5. Data Consisting of What? ‣ Basic types of content that we are used to deal with: ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ Text Numbers Images Video Other, more “complex” stuff: ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ Relations, connections, links - a genealogy Time and space coords - the path of migratory birds Animations – a piece of courseware 3D models – the plan of your house
  • 6. Case Study: TAPoR and Text ‣ Text Analysis Portal for Research (2004 - 2008)
  • 7. TAPoR Mission Statement ‣ The Text Analysis Portal for Research is an internationally recognized research infrastructure project designed to support research using electronic media texts and computer assisted text analysis tools. This includes supporting research into text representation, text analysis tool development, text analysis techniques and theory, and the access and usability of electronic text environments. Text is defined broadly to include linguistic texts, multimedia rich texts, and computer languages.
  • 8. TAPoR Vision ‣ That electronic texts, text analysis techniques, and usable tools be widely available to researchers for the pursuit of knowledge in a fashion that encourages reflection about representation and technique.
  • 9. TAPoR Infrastructure Goals ‣ The infrastructure goals of the TAPoR project for the first years are to support the following: ‣ Local nodes with appropriately configured servers and labs that can support projects at the participating institutions. ‣ A portal that makes text analysis tools available in a usable fashion to scholars across Canada and beyond.
  • 10. TAPoR Research Agenda ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ Communication means to share ideas around text analysis; Usability and access in the context of large scale projects enabled by the TAPoR infrastructure; Effective ways of text index for efficient search and retrieval; Development of innovative text tools and techniques. Scholarly electronic text, electronic editorial to further our understanding of electronic text representation. Research projects that further our understanding of the representation of multimedia rich texts. Development of new researchers interested in the field; Participation of Canadian researchers in international projects.
  • 11. TAPoR Activities ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ TAPoR nodes @ Canadian universities to support projects specific to their research community; @McMaster partnership w/ Open Sky to develop a portal for researchers across Canada and abroad; Regular symposia and other gatherings on the subject of computer assisted text analysis to allow students and researchers to share ideas, techniques, and research; Usable tools to make text analysis accessible to our colleagues; Publishing peer reviewed works to further understanding of techniques and applications of text analysis; Training new researchers in this field.
  • 12. TAPoR 1 Portal
  • 13. TAPoRWare
  • 14. Reflection through TADA
  • 15. Recipes
  • 16. Outcomes
  • 17. Data: Project Guttenberg
  • 18. On to TAPoR 2.0 ‣ ‣ ‣ Process Unpack it Look at Results in Light of learning from 1
  • 19. Voyant
  • 20. Voyant Tools
  • 21. "The Goal: Make the
 otherwise invisible - visible"
  • 22. "Visualisation as a magnifying/shrinking glass to highlight features not easily or directly visible but of relevance to the question at hand"
  • 23. But what is relevant for us? It depends on: Our data What are we looking for? How are we looking? What is the task?
  • 24. Numbers and Associated Data ‣ ManyEyes
  • 25. Many Eyes Objective and Vision ‣ "Many Eyes is a public web site that allows users to gather data, visualize it, and discuss their visualizations. Within IBM Research, we used the site as an experimental platform to test our research hypotheses about the ability of visualizations to spur communication and social interaction, and how that activity may yield new insights into data. "
  • 26. ManyEyes Components
  • 27. How Can You Use Many Eyes??
  • 28. Next Week: Analysing Please take a look at: ! Dennis the Paywall Menace Stalks the Archives
  • 29. Thank You shawn.day@ucc.ie @iridium