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Shaping Linked Data apps | Ruben Verborgh
Ever since Ed Sheeran’s 2017 hit, I just can’t stop thinking about shapes. It’s more than the earworm though: 2017 is the year in which I got deeply involved with Solid, and also when the SHACL recommendation for shapes was published. via Pocket
linkeddata  methodology  strategy 
29 days ago by kintopp
Interpretable Machine Learning
Machine learning has great potential for improving products, processes and research. But computers usually do not explain their predictions which is a barrier to the adoption of machine learning. This book is about making machine learning models and their decisions interpretable. via Pocket
analysis  deep  methodology  ml 
8 weeks ago by kintopp
Visualization in Deep Learning - Multiple Views: Visualization Research Explained - Medium
TL;DR: The democratization of AI is either near or already here—the barrier to developing and deploying neural networks is lower than ever before. But complex deep learning models are hard to train and hard to understand. via Pocket
deep  interface  methodology  visualization 
8 weeks ago by kintopp
On the perceived complexity of literature. A response to Nan Z. Da « CA: Journal of Cultural Analytics
At the center of Nan Z. Da's article is the claim that quantitative methods cannot produce any useful insights with respect to literary texts: via Pocket
analysis  debates  methodology  text 
8 weeks ago by kintopp
Confabulation in the humanities - Matthew Lincoln, PhD
It’s a tale as old as the “digital humanities” itself: skeptics rightly asking whether or not we are actually learning anything new by using quantitative approaches to historical questions. This is a legitimate question. via Pocket
analysis  methodology 
may 2019 by kintopp
Ways of Forgetting: The Librarian, The Historian, and the Machine - Matthew Lincoln, PhD
The following is from my position statement contributed to Always Already Computational, an IMLS forum that will be hosted at USCB later this month. Jorge Luis Borges tells us of Funes, the Memorious: a man distinguished by his extraordinary recall. via Pocket
data  linkeddata  methodology  quality  standards 
may 2019 by kintopp
Das Problem mit der Agilität | heise Developer
Vor über zwanzig Jahren konnte man bereits iterativ-inkrementelle Entwicklungsprozesse beobachten. Sie sind ein Vorläufer agiler Prozesse, die es mittlerweile auch seit mehr als fünfzehn Jahren gibt. Obwohl es Agilität bereits geraume Zeit gibt, ist bis heute die agile Transformation ein Thema. via Pocket
agile  methodology 
may 2019 by kintopp
Rein in the four horsemen of irreproducibility
More than four decades into my scientific career, I find myself an outlier among academics of similar age and seniority: I strongly identify with the movement to make the practice of science more robust. via Pocket
methodology  research 
may 2019 by kintopp
Computational Literary Studies: A Critical Inquiry Online Forum
Beginning on 1 April, this Critical Inquiry online forum will feature responses to and discussion about Nan Z. Da’s “The Computational Case against Computational Literary Studies.”
analysis  chicago  debates  dh  forum  methodology  text  usa 
may 2019 by kintopp
CfP: Digital History: Konzepte, Methoden und Kritiken digitaler Geschichtswissenschaften – Digitale Geschichtswissenschaft
Veranstalter: AG Digitale Geschichtswissenschaft im VHD Organisiert von: Karoline Döring, (München); Stefan Haas (Göttingen); Mareike König (Paris), Jörg Wettlaufer (Göttingen) Wissenschaftlicher Beirat: Andreas Fickers, Gudrun Gersmann, Simone Lässig,  Malte Rehbein, Patrick Sahle, Charlott via Pocket
cfp  dh  germany  methodology  history 
may 2019 by kintopp
Quantitative Methods in the Humanities | The University of Virginia Press
This timely and lucid guide is intended for students and scholars working on all historical periods and topics in the humanities and social sciences--especially for those who do not think of themselves as experts in quantification, "big data," or "digital humanities."
books  dh  humanities  methodology 
april 2019 by kintopp
History in the Age of Abundance? How the Web is Transforming Historical Research. | Ian Milligan
My new book, History in the Age of Abundance? How the Web is Transforming Historical Research has arrived and is shipping! You can purchase the affordable paperback ($29 Canadian dollars) at booksellers including,, Indigo, or beyond. via Pocket
books  dh  history  methodology  research 
march 2019 by kintopp
Why You (A Humanist) Should Care About Optical Character Recognition · Ryan Cordell
Yesterday David Smith and I announced the release of “A Research Agenda for Historical and Multilingual Optical Character Recognition,” a report funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and conducted in consultation with the NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities and the Library of Congress. via Pocket
methodology  ocr 
march 2019 by kintopp
Why an Age of Machine Learning Needs the Humanities | Public Books
It isn’t easy to be a citizen in 2018. We are told to watch out for bots and biased search engines, but skepticism about new media can also make us easy prey for old-fashioned propaganda. via Pocket
humanities  methodology  ml 
march 2019 by kintopp
Shirky: Ontology is Overrated -- Categories, Links, and Tags
Today I want to talk about categorization, and I want to convince you that a lot of what we think we know about categorization is wrong. via Pocket
classification  debates  methodology  ontology 
february 2019 by kintopp
Engaging Absence | Thomas Padilla
In the Digital Humanities, it is common to weigh the research potential of collections as data by evaluating their representativeness. That is to say, we ask to what extent the data have the capacity to characterize a person, an event, a period, or an experience. via Pocket
data  methodology  research 
february 2019 by kintopp - Computational Methods in the Humanities 2018
Copyright © 2018 for the individual papers by the papers' authors. Copying permitted for private and academic purposes. This volume is published and copyrighted by it editor. via Pocket
dh  methodology  paper  swiss  workshop 
january 2019 by kintopp
Computational Thinking and Programming · GitHub
This organization has no public members. You must be a member to see who’s a part of this organization. via Pocket
dh  methodology  syllabus  teach 
january 2019 by kintopp
Live CEOing Ep 218: HistoricalEntities in Wolfram Language - YouTube
Watch Stephen Wolfram and teams of developers in a live, working, language design meeting. This episode is about HistoricalEntities in the Wolfram Language. via Pocket
geo  history  maps  methodology  wolfram 
december 2018 by kintopp
HSR: Suppl. 31 - Models and Modelling between Digital and Humanities
Models and Modelling between Digital and Humanities – A Multidisciplinary Perspective (ed. Arianna Ciula, Øyvind Eide, Cristina Marras & Patrick Sahle Contributions Willard McCarty: Modelling What There Is: Ontologising in a Multidimensional World. via Pocket
books  methodology  models  ontology 
december 2018 by kintopp
Does Intellectual History need Digital Humanities? #IHDH2018 | Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities | University of Helsinki
2nd Computational Approaches to Intellectual History and the History of Philosophy Symposium organised by the Helsinki Computational History Group Sign up using this form by 4.12.2018: via Pocket
dh  finland  history  methodology  philosophy  workshop 
november 2018 by kintopp
Course materials for 'Critical Perspectives in Cultural Data Analysis' at UT Austin
#Programming for Cultural Data Analysis syllabus and course materials via Pocket
analysis  culture  data  methodology  syllabus  teach 
november 2018 by kintopp
Characterizing the Google Books Corpus
"Characterizing the Google Books Corpus: Strong Limits to Inferences of Socio-Cultural and Linguistic Evolution" Just read the introduction. Please.
paper  data  google  methodology  debates 
november 2018 by kintopp
Introduction to Local Interpretable Model-Agnostic Explanations (LIME) - O'Reilly Media
Check out the Data science and machine learning sessions at Strata Data in New York, September 25-28, 2017, for more on current trends and practical use cases in applied data science. Machine learning is at the core of many recent advances in science and technology. via Pocket
methodology  models  ml  deep 
august 2018 by kintopp
Do topic models warp time? | The Stone and the Shell
Recently, historians have been trying to understand cultural change by measuring the “distances” that separate texts, songs, or other cultural artifacts. Where distances are large, they infer that change has been rapid. via Pocket
methodology  time  topics  text 
august 2018 by kintopp
Adjacency matrix plots with R and ggplot2 - Matthew Lincoln, PhD
While the circle-and-line idiom used by many network visualization tools such as Gephi can be useful for investigating the structure of small- and medium-scale networks, large-scale network visualizations tend to result in the worst kinds of spaghetti plots. via Pocket
graphs  methodology  networks  visualization 
july 2018 by kintopp
Home | ColourLex
The first part of ColourLex consists of information on paintings with emphasis on pigment analysis.
The second key part of ColourLex are pages about the individual pigments.
The last part is a collection of resources on paintings, painters, pigments and the scientific methods used in the investigation of paintings.
analysis  art  colour  forensic  methodology 
june 2018 by kintopp
Distant Reading for European Literary History – COST Action CA16204
This Action’s challenge is to create a vibrant and diverse network of researchers jointly developing the resources and methods necessary to change the way European literary history is written. Grounded in the Distant Reading paradigm (i.e. via Pocket
analysis  datasets  europe  infrastructure  language  literature  methodology  text 
may 2018 by kintopp
Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself? - The New York Times
In September, Michal Kosinski published a study that he feared might end his career. The Economist broke the news first, giving it a self-consciously anodyne title: “Advances in A.I. Are Used to Spot Signs of Sexuality.” But the headlines quickly grew more alarmed. via Pocket
cognition  methodology  ml  teach 
may 2018 by kintopp
Workshop „Sehen in der digitalen Kunstgeschichte“, 8. Juni 2018 › Digitale Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften
Die technischen Paradigmenwechsel in der Herstellung und Reproduktion von Bildern waren für die Kunstgeschichte immer unmittelbar wissenschaftsgeschichtlich bedeutend. Heute vollziehen sich die Bildbeschaffung, -speicherung, -rezeption und -präsentation in großen Teilen digital. via Pocket
art  arthistory  cognition  discussion  germany  images  methodology  workshop 
may 2018 by kintopp
KI: Warum Menschen schneller sind | Technology Review
Computer zeigen bei immer mehr Aufgaben bessere Leistungen als Menschen, doch sie brauchen viel länger, um sie zu erlernen. Wie eine wissenschaftliche Studie zeigt, liegt das an fehlendem Vorwissen der Maschinen. via Pocket
algorithm  games  methodology  ml 
april 2018 by kintopp
Home - LexArt | Words for Art - Projet de recherche ERC sur la terminologie artistique
As part of the LexArt project, which will end on March 31,2018, the team of researchers and the project instigator, Michèle-Caroline Heck, will present the results and achievements of the project at a conference to be held on March 21, 2018 at the INHA (Paris, Galerie Colbert, auditorium – 6 pm). via Pocket
arthistory  history  methodology  theory 
march 2018 by kintopp
Visualizing Incomplete and Missing Data | FlowingData
We love complete and nicely formatted data. It means we spend less time restructuring and poking at a sparse dataset and more quickly get to the visualization, analysis, and insights. It’s why I like to work with Census data so much. via Pocket
methodology  visualization 
march 2018 by kintopp
L’édition numérique de correspondances – guide méthodologique | Consortium Cahier
Le groupe de travail Correspondance du consortium Cahier a publié un guide méthodologique pour l’édition numérique de correspondances. L’objet du guide n’est pas de présenter ou d’analyser des outils ou des langages. via Pocket
books  france  letters  methodology  standards 
february 2018 by kintopp
Teaching Literary Data: What Makes It Hard · Andrew Goldstone
Two years ago, I designed and taught a graduate seminar on approaches to Literary Data. I was invited to contribute an essay on the course to Debates in the Digital Humanities. via Pocket
dh  methodology  teach 
january 2018 by kintopp
dhnord2017: (Dé)construire l'histoire numérique | (De)constructing Digital History -
Digital History: On the heuristic potential of thinkering. Andreas Fickers (directeur | Director Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History - C2DH) via Pocket
conference  dh  history  methodology 
december 2017 by kintopp
A response to some responses … | Katherine Bode
It’s been a heartening (and in my career to date, a unique) experience to receive so much feedback on my MLQ article “The Equivalence of ‘Close’ and ‘Distant’ Reading; or, Toward a New Object for Data-Rich Literary History” (preprint). via Pocket
data  debates  dh  methodology 
december 2017 by kintopp
nodegoat | Blog | Formulating Ambiguity in a Database
One of the most obvious questions to start with when working with structured data in the humanities is: what is data? Miriam Posner has captured this challenge in the title of her talk on this topic: 'Humanities Data: A Necessary Contradiction'. via Pocket
datasets  dh  errors  humanities  methodology  quality 
september 2017 by kintopp aims to map the landscape of initiatives and activity in the development of Research Objects, an emerging approach to the publication, and exchange of scholarly information on the Web. via Pocket
data  metadata  methodology  preservation  publishing  research 
september 2017 by kintopp
support for first-class place model by stoicflame · Pull Request #79 · FamilySearch/gedcomx · GitHub
You can clone with HTTPS or Subversion. Showing 11 unique commits by 1 author. via Pocket
discussion  forum  geo  methodology  places 
july 2017 by kintopp
Spatial Humanities
In 2009 and 2010, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library hosted three tracks of an “Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship. via Pocket
geo  history  humanities  methodology  resources  space 
july 2017 by kintopp
The Code4Lib Journal – How We Went from Worst Practices to Good Practices, and Became Happier in the Process
Our application team was struggling. We had good people and the desire to create good software, but the library as an organization did not yet have experience with software development processes. Work halted. Team members felt unfulfilled. via Pocket
dev  management  methodology  staff  team 
may 2017 by kintopp
Same Stats, Different Graphs: Generating Datasets with Varied Appearance and Identical Statistics through Simulated Annealing (The Datasaurus Dozen) | Autodesk Research
...make both calculations and graphs. Both sorts of output should be studied; each will contribute to understanding. It can be difficult to demonstrate the importance of data visualization. via Pocket
interactive  methodology  publishing  statistics  visualization 
may 2017 by kintopp
Call for Panel Papers: Data-driven conceptual history: new methods and approaches - Genealogies of Knowledge
This panel aims to bring together scholars to present the state-of-the-art in digital conceptual history and to discuss epistemological and methodological questions related to computational approaches to conceptual change. via Pocket
cfp  data  history  methodology 
april 2017 by kintopp
Text-based document geolocation and its application to the digital humanities
Abstract This dissertation investigates automatic geolocation of documents (i.e. identification of their location, expressed as latitude/longitude coordinates), based on the text of those documents rather than metadata. via Pocket
geo  history  learn  methodology  nlp 
february 2017 by kintopp
Attack discrimination with smarter machine learning
As machine learning is increasingly used to make important decisions across core social domains, the work of ensuring that these decisions aren't discriminatory becomes crucial. via Pocket
datasets  learn  methodology  ml 
december 2016 by kintopp
DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly: The Why and How of Middleware
The presentation, publication and research platforms used for scholarly work in the Digital Humanities embody argument structures that are not always explicitly acknowledged. via Pocket
dh  methodology  theory 
december 2016 by kintopp
Humanities Data in the Library: Integrity, Form, Access
Digitally inflected Humanities scholarship and pedagogy is on the rise. Librarians are engaging this activity in part through a range of digital scholarship initiatives. While these engagements bear value, efforts to reshape library collections in light of demand remain nascent. via Pocket
cofk  datasets  emlo  methodology 
december 2016 by kintopp
Numeracy and Error, I - Matthew Lincoln, PhD
[there’s] a dialogic community for whom Six Degrees errors can and should be provocations, invitations to resolve more clearly what for many is still a sense of the past too fuzzy, too inchoate, too etherial to wrap heads and hearts around. via Pocket
biography  errors  methodology 
december 2016 by kintopp
Tombone's Computer Vision Blog: Nuts and Bolts of Building Deep Learning Applications: Ng @ NIPS2016
In addition to these four accuracies, you might want to report the human-level accuracy, for a total of 5 quantities to report. The difference between human-level and training set performance is the Bias. The difference between the training set and the training-dev set is the Variance. via Pocket
methodology  deep 
december 2016 by kintopp
Word Vectors in the Eighteenth Century, Episode 2: Methods – Adventures of the Virtual
This post is a write-up of what I’ve learned about what word vectors are and how they work. I often feel it’s not until I try to explain something that I realize the ways in which I don’t quite understand it. via Pocket
analysis  methodology  vectors  text 
december 2016 by kintopp
Information Theory Tools for Visualization - CRC Press Book
CRC Press eBooks are available through VitalSource. The free VitalSource Bookshelf® application allows you to access to your eBooks whenever and wherever you choose. via Pocket
books  methodology  theory  visualization 
december 2016 by kintopp
An Empire Built On Sand: Reexamining What We Think We Know About Visualization | Robert Kosara
If we were to design Information Visualization from scratch, we would start with the basics: understand the principles of perception, test how they apply to different data encodings, build up those encodings to see if the principles still apply, etc. via Pocket
cognition  debates  methodology  visualization 
december 2016 by kintopp
The images presented here are part of ongoing research for visualizations in Digital Humanities. They are premised on a critical engagement with issues in epistemology, as well as being grounded in pragmatic concerns. via Pocket
methodology  theory  visualization 
november 2016 by kintopp
Lessons From Digital History’s Antecedents – the scottbot irregular
The below is the transcript from my October 29 keynote presented to the Creativity and The City 1600-2000 conference in Amsterdam, titled “Punched-Card Humanities”. via Pocket
data  history  methodology  time  timelines 
november 2016 by kintopp
Explorable Explanations
What does it mean to be an active reader? An active reader asks questions, considers alternatives, questions assumptions, and even questions the trustworthiness of the author. An active reader tries to generalize specific examples, and devise specific examples for generalities. via Pocket
documentation  learn  methodology 
august 2016 by kintopp
EMDA2015 Curriculum - Folgerpedia
The following outlines the curriculum for the upcoming "Early Modern Digital Agendas: Advanced Topics" institute that will convene from mid-June through 1 July 2015. The application deadline is 2 March 2015. Please contact with any questions. via Pocket
conference  emlo  learn  methodology  tools 
august 2016 by kintopp
Laura Mandell: Visualizing Gender Complexity – 3DH
Laura started her talk by showing some simple visualizations and talking about the difficulties of reading graphs. She showed Artemis, searching for words “circumstantial” and “information” over time. She then compared it to the Google NGram viewer. via Pocket
data  gender  methodology  talk 
august 2016 by kintopp
[Event Announcement · Previous Lecture in This Series by Susan Hockey] via Pocket
methodology  talk  visualization 
july 2016 by kintopp
Saving Sprockets · Schneems
What do you do when a maintainer leaves a project with over 51 million downloads? That is what we had to consider this year when Sprockets lost the developer responsible for more than 70% of the commits. We'll explore this and more through my RailsConf 2016 talk and the transcript below. via Pocket
methodology  open  source 
june 2016 by kintopp
Renegotiating the Archive: Scholarly Practice in the Digital Age | William G. Thomas III
(Recently published by CLIR: Terra Cognita: Graduate Students in the Archives, A Retrospective on the CLIR Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, May 2016. via Pocket
digitization  history  methodology 
june 2016 by kintopp
Network visualisations and the 'so what?' problem - Open Objects
This week I was in Luxembourg for a workshop on Network Visualisation in the Cultural Heritage Sector, organised by Marten Düring and held on the Belval campus of the University of Luxembourg. via Pocket
debates  methodology  networks 
june 2016 by kintopp
Amongst Digital Humanists - An Ethnographic | Smiljana Antonijević | Palgrave Macmillan
"At last, a thorough field study that does not approach the digital humanities as a sole entity, but puts the practices of humanities researchers central. via Pocket
books  culture  methodology 
june 2016 by kintopp
If everything is a network, nothing is a network
This is the third post in the #RDFviz blogpost series published towards the Responsible Data Forum on Visualization that would take place in New York on January 15th, 2016. via Pocket
methodology  networks  visualization 
may 2016 by kintopp
Digital art history: the American scene
Francesca Rose. What do you consider an inspiring example of digital art history research and scholarship? What are some promising current directions and new trends in digital art history today? Johanna Drucker. via Pocket
arthistory  methodology  review 
april 2016 by kintopp
The most exciting news in our scientific quest to understand the nature of culture is not a single result, but a fundamental change in the metabolism of research: With increasing availability of cultural data, more and more robust quantification nurtures further qualitative insight; taken together, via Pocket
methodology  models  theory 
january 2016 by kintopp
Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities - NeDiMAH
NeDiMAH (Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities) was launched in May 2011. The Network is carrying out a series of activities and networking events that will allow the examination of the practice of, and evidence for, digital research in the arts and humanities across Europe. via Pocket
methodology  research 
november 2015 by kintopp
Data-Driven Art History: Framing, Adapting, Documenting ← dh+lib
Matthew Lincoln is a PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Maryland, College Park. via Pocket
arthistory  data  interviews  methodology 
november 2015 by kintopp
Keystone DH: Simulating Print Production Networks - Matthew Lincoln
Below are the slides and speaking notes for my Keystone DH talk “The Trees, the Forest, and the Passion for Prints”. Prints present us with a pretty interesting problem. Like most art museums, the British museum is almost 90% prints, at least counting total numbers of objects. via Pocket
art  methodology  networks 
october 2015 by kintopp
Humanizing Maps: An Interview with Johanna Drucker |
I have spent my last several columns celebrating humanistic maps. I've highlighted digital projects for visualizing history and literature as well as the institutional structures that sustain those projects. via Pocket
humanities  methodology  theory  visualization 
october 2015 by kintopp
Sources, Empathy and Politics in History from Below | the many-headed monster
Our opening post in The Voices of the People symposium (full programme here) comes from Tim Hitchcock, Professor of Digital History at the University of Sussex. via Pocket
debates  history  methodology 
august 2015 by kintopp
Research Blog: Inceptionism: Going Deeper into Neural Networks
Artificial Neural Networks have spurred remarkable recent progress in image classification and speech recognition. But even though these are very useful tools based on well-known mathematical methods, we actually understand surprisingly little of why certain models work and others don’t. via Pocket
aesthetics  art  creative  methodology  recognition  deep 
june 2015 by kintopp
The Historian's Macroscope: Big Digital History
¶ 1 0 [edit March 18 2015 I've turned comments off because we were starting to get a lot of spam. The print version is now at the proofs stage; when it goes into print we'll unveil the 'official' companion site, which will also have a Q & A forum. This site will continue to be accessible. -SG] via Pocket
history  infrastructure  methodology  theory  resources 
june 2015 by kintopp
Matthew Lincoln: The Art Historian’s Macroscope: Museum Data and the Academy - YouTube
Matthew Lincoln, PhD Candidate, Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Art, University of Maryland, College Park, spoke at the May 21, 2015 DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous exploring the topic of museums in the digital age. The event took place at the Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D. via Pocket
art  arthistory  metadata  methodology  talk 
june 2015 by kintopp
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