Hesburgh Libraries: CDS Workshop: Introduction to Text Mining (Wed. Aug. 30, 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm)

Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Introduction to Text Mining
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Eric Lease Morgan
This hands-on class affords participants to learn the benefits of using computers to analyze textual corpora such as a collection of books or journal articles. Sometimes called “distant” or “scalable” reading, text mining – a form of digital humanities research – is a way to literally count & tabulate the frequency of words (or phrases) in a text in order to find patterns & anomalies within it. Based on the resulting analysis, it is possible to more quickly learn what a corpus is about when compared to reading the corpus without the use of a computer. There are no prerequisites, but participants may want to bring their own laptop to the session.

Unless otherwise noted, all CDS workshops take place in the CDS Classroom (Room 129), Hesburgh Library 1st Floor Northeast.
Questions? cds@nd.edu

Author: Leslie L Morgan

Leslie serves as the Africana Studies and Education Librarian within the Hesburgh Libraries.