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EXPLORATORY THEMATICANALYSIS FOR
HISTORICAL NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES
Digital Humanities 2014
Lausanne, Switzerland
9 July 2014
J...
Fletcher Hewes and Henry Gannett,
Statistical Atlas of the United States
(New York: Scribner’s, 1889)
Left: “Growth of the elements of the population: 1790 to 1890”
Right: “Church accommodations (1870)
“Rank of states and territories in population at each census: 1790 – 1890”
Newspapers in dataset
• Douglass Monthly
• Frederick Douglass Paper
• Freedom's Journal
• The Christian Recorder
• The Col...
T40 (“Civil Rights”): states state law constitution tho government power
united laws congress rights people con ohio tion ...
Andrew Goldstone, Model-Browser Interface
Objectives of EDA :
• Suggest hypotheses about the
causes of observed phenomena
• Assess assumptions on which
statistical ...
Marti Hearst et al.
WordSeer
Stuart Card et al., Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think (1999)
“A humanistic approach [to visualization]
means that the premises are rooted in the
recognition of the interpretative natu...
T40 (“Civil Rights”): states state law constitution tho government power
united laws congress rights people con ohio tion ...
Ji Soo Yi, Rachel Melton, John Stasko, and Julie A. Jacko
“Dust & Magnet: multivariate information visualization using a m...
TOME: Interactive TOpic Model and MEtadata Visualization, Prototype I
TOME: Interactive TOpic Model and MEtadata Visualization, Prototype II
T56 (“Native Americans”): indians indian tribes tribe chiefs frontier dian
treaties tiger hawk antelope annuity fiscal lll...
Multidimensional scaling
T56 (“Native Americans”):
indians indian tribes tribe chiefs
frontier dian treaties tiger hawk
an...
TOME: Interactive TOpic Model and MEtadata Visualization, Prototype II
Questions? Comments?
lauren.klein@lmc.gatech.edu
jacobe@gatech.edu
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"Exploratory Thematic Analysis for Historical Newspaper Archives," presented at the Digital Humanities 2014 conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. Project team: Lauren Klein, Jacob Eisenstein, and Iris Sun.

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Exploratory Thematic Analysis for Historical Newspaper Archives

  1. 1. EXPLORATORY THEMATICANALYSIS FOR HISTORICAL NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES Digital Humanities 2014 Lausanne, Switzerland 9 July 2014 Jacob Eisenstein, Iris Sun, and Lauren Klein Georgia Institute of Technology
  2. 2. Fletcher Hewes and Henry Gannett, Statistical Atlas of the United States (New York: Scribner’s, 1889)
  3. 3. Left: “Growth of the elements of the population: 1790 to 1890” Right: “Church accommodations (1870)
  4. 4. “Rank of states and territories in population at each census: 1790 – 1890”
  5. 5. Newspapers in dataset • Douglass Monthly • Frederick Douglass Paper • Freedom's Journal • The Christian Recorder • The Colored American • The National Era • The North Star • The Provincial Freeman • The Weekly Advocate • National Anti-Slavery Standard • The Liberator
  6. 6. T40 (“Civil Rights”): states state law constitution tho government power united laws congress rights people con ohio tion act union question property T55 (“Mexican-American War”): war mexico texas mexican army peace president territory troops united government military treaty annexation mexicans country polk taylor republic T56 (“Native Americans”): indians indian tribes tribe chiefs frontier dian treaties tiger hawk antelope annuity fiscal lllack hyenas tigers dians avalanche savages T59 (“Women’s Rights”): woman women rights husband wife sex sho marriage property married mrs female legal sphere equality estate social duties sexes
  7. 7. Andrew Goldstone, Model-Browser Interface
  8. 8. Objectives of EDA : • Suggest hypotheses about the causes of observed phenomena • Assess assumptions on which statistical inference will be based • Support the selection of appropriate tools and techniques • Provide a basis for further data collection through surveys or experiments John Tukey, Exploratory Data Analysis (New York: Pearson, 1977)
  9. 9. Marti Hearst et al. WordSeer
  10. 10. Stuart Card et al., Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think (1999)
  11. 11. “A humanistic approach [to visualization] means that the premises are rooted in the recognition of the interpretative nature of knowledge, that the display itself is conceived to embody qualitative expressions, and that the information is understood as graphically constituted” (129). Johanna Drucker, Graphesis: Visual Forms of Knowledge Production (Cambridge: Harvard, 2014)
  12. 12. T40 (“Civil Rights”): states state law constitution tho government power united laws congress rights people con ohio tion act union question property T55 (“Mexican-American War”): war mexico texas mexican army peace president territory troops united government military treaty annexation mexicans country polk taylor republic T56 (“Native Americans”): indians indian tribes tribe chiefs frontier dian treaties tiger hawk antelope annuity fiscal lllack hyenas tigers dians avalanche savages T59 (“Women’s Rights”): woman women rights husband wife sex sho marriage property married mrs female legal sphere equality estate social duties sexes
  13. 13. Ji Soo Yi, Rachel Melton, John Stasko, and Julie A. Jacko “Dust & Magnet: multivariate information visualization using a magnet metaphor”
  14. 14. TOME: Interactive TOpic Model and MEtadata Visualization, Prototype I
  15. 15. TOME: Interactive TOpic Model and MEtadata Visualization, Prototype II
  16. 16. T56 (“Native Americans”): indians indian tribes tribe chiefs frontier dian treaties tiger hawk antelope annuity fiscal lllack hyenas tigers dians avalanche savages
  17. 17. Multidimensional scaling T56 (“Native Americans”): indians indian tribes tribe chiefs frontier dian treaties tiger hawk antelope annuity fiscal lllack hyenas tigers dians avalanche savages T55 (“Mexican-American War”): war mexico texas mexican army peace president territory troops united government military treaty annexation mexicans country polk taylor republic
  18. 18. TOME: Interactive TOpic Model and MEtadata Visualization, Prototype II
  19. 19. Questions? Comments? lauren.klein@lmc.gatech.edu jacobe@gatech.edu

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