Posts Tagged ‘text mining’

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a two-year grant to Stanford University with collaborators: Mike Keller, Matthew Jockers and Franco Moretti from Stanford University; John Unsworth, Michael Welge and Ted Underwood from the University of Illinois; Dan Cohen from George Mason University; and Tanya Clement from the University of Maryland.

This team of researchers will explore text-mining as a tool for understanding the humanities and will focus on using SEASR/Meandre to solve the particular use cases.

Other web postings about the grant:

http://www.stanford.edu/~mjockers/cgi-bin/drupal/node/51

http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2010/10/mellon-grant-expand-text-mining-research-unsworth-and-team

http://cirss.lis.illinois.edu/soda/seasr.html

As part of Kevin Franklin’s Afro 498: Introduction to Advanced Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science course at UIUC, the SEASR Team was invited to offer an introductory session on text analytics and SEASR as well as a hands-on session with SEASR that would allow students to explore the software. Introduction to Advanced Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science explores the intersection of cutting-edge computing technologies and humanities, arts, and social science disciplines. This course aims to give students intensive hands-on experience with advanced computing infrastructures and applications being utilized in research and learning in African-American Studies and the study of the African Diaspora.

Loretta gave the presentation below on Feb 4, 2009 for this class.


We presented SEASR and Meandre with an introduction to Text Mining at a workshop sponsored by ICHASS (Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science) on July 28, 2008. “This workshop, Information-Rich Environments for Research and Teaching, aims to give humanities, arts, and social science faculty, researchers and students intensive hands-on experience for improving the quality of their work through access to advanced computing infrastructures and applications.”

Also during this workshop, we held a hands on lab where attendees used the Meandre Workbench to perform some text analysis.

Text Mining Presentation


SEASR Presentation


SEASR/Meandre Hands on Presentation