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Data Mining Dylan: A Digital Humanities Journey

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A reflection on my digital humanities journey, presented at Carleton College "Day of Digital Humanities 2018", centered around my "Data Mining Dylan" web scrapping / interactive mapping project.

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Data Mining Dylan: A Digital Humanities Journey

  1. 1. DATA MINING DYLAN: AN INTERACTIVE LOOK AT THE PLACES IN DYLAN’S SONGS Dustin Michels, Carleton College, ’18 June 1, 2018 data-mining-dylan.dustinmichels.com/
  2. 2. https://data-mining-dylan.dustinmichels.com/
  3. 3. DH JOURNEY “Hacking the Humanities” Fall 2015
  4. 4. DH JOURNEY “Hacking the Humanities” Fall 2015
  5. 5. DH JOURNEY “Hacking the Humanities” Mapping/ Carto Fall 2015
  6. 6. DH JOURNEY “Hacking the Humanities” Poop Map November 2015 Fall 2015
  7. 7. DH JOURNEY “Hacking the Humanities” Poop Map November 2015 Fall 2015
  8. 8. DH JOURNEY “Hacking the Humanities” Poop Map November 2015 Fall 2015
  9. 9. DH JOURNEY “Hacking the Humanities” Poop Map November 2015 Fall 2015 Winter 2017 Declare CS Major
  10. 10. DH JOURNEY “Hacking the Humanities” Poop Map November 2015 Fall 2015 “Data Visualization” Winter 2017 Declare CS Major Spring 2017
  11. 11. DH JOURNEY “Hacking the Humanities” Poop Map November 2015 Fall 2015 “Data Visualization” Winter 2017 Declare CS Major Spring 2017 Another map!
  12. 12. PROJECT TASKS 1. Scrape lyrics from BobDylan.com 2. Identify places referenced in songs 3. Tally place references 4. Create map
  13. 13. PROJECT TASKS Web scraping Save Files Data processing Finding Cities Export Mapping Python (Requests, Beautiful Soup) Plain .txt Pure Python NLTK + csv of cities CSV CARTO
  14. 14. DH JOURNEY “Hacking the Humanities” Poop Map November 2015 Fall 2015 “Data Visualization” Winter 2017 Declare CS Major Spring 2017 Revisiting the map Winter/ Fall 2018
  15. 15. PROJECT TASKS Web scraping Save Files Data processing Finding Cities Export Mapping Python (Requests, Beautiful Soup) Plain .txt Pure Python NLTK + csv of cities CSV CARTO Scrapy JSON Python (Pandas, Jupyter Notebooks) Regular Expression + csv of cities GeoJSON Leaflet/ JavaScript /Vue
  16. 16. PROJECT TASKS Web scraping Save Files Data processing Finding Cities Export Mapping Python (Requests, Beautiful Soup) Plain .txt Pure Python NLTK + csv of cities CSV CARTO Scrapy JSON Python (Pandas, Jupyter Notebooks) Regular Expression + csv of cities GeoJSON Leaflet/ JavaScript /Vue
  17. 17. https://data-mining-dylan.dustinmichels.com/
  18. 18. CONCLUSION • Not particularly important project • Amazing jumping-off point for developing skills in DH, computer science, data- visualization

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