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Connecting the Pieces: A Big History Text Analysis

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Presented at the First Student's Big History Research Conference in Amsterdam, June 15, 2013. …

Presented at the First Student's Big History Research Conference in Amsterdam, June 15, 2013.

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  • 1. Connecting the PiecesAn Analysis of Big HistoryStephanie PoppeHuman Computer Interaction Design Masters CandidateSchool of Informatics & ComputingIndiana University Bloomington
  • 2. BIG DATA & BIG HISTORYMassive amounts of information to extract patternsfrom sound familiar?Data Analysis applied to Big History can help discover:Current and past trends amongst researchersImportant concepts, people & placesHow all the texts connect and compareUncover under-researched areas and other topics of interest
  • 3. METHODSCompile a collection of digital BH texts and performText AnalysisCitation Network AnalysisTopical AnalysisTemporal Analysis(Sentiment Analysis)Using tools like PolyAnalyst, Sci2, Voyent, Wordle,Excel, & Illustrator
  • 4. EXAMPLESliced David Christians Maps of Time 1st ed.Keyword FrequencyPeople, Place, & Organization ExtractionSentiment Analysis
  • 5. IntroChapter 1
  • 6. Chapter 2Chapter 3
  • 7. Chapter 5
  • 8. MORE FINDINGS84 countries mentionedSentiment Analysis produced results pointing tomoments of great conflictand moments of progressHuman is the most highly referenced keyword at 1100 times
  • 9. NEXT STEPSGather textsResearch previous workSeek out additional tools andmethods for analysis & visualizationCreate MapsGain FeedbackCreate online resource
  • 10. THANK YOUQUESTIONS?