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" LAB1100 is a research and development firm established in 2011 by Pim van Bree and Geert Kessels. Their joint skill set in new media, history, and software development allows them to conceptualise and develop complex software applications. Working together with universities, research institutes, and musea, LAB1100 has built the digital research platform nodegoat and produces interactive data visualisations."
digital-humanities  business  consulting  europe 
march 2017 by tsuomela
DH Curation | A community of practice
"Humanists have data and they need data skills. As the materials and analytical practices of research become increasingly digital, the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of information science, librarianship, and archival science will become ever more vital to humanists and to anyone working with cultural heritage."
digital-humanities  curation  data-curation 
march 2017 by tsuomela
Historical Agricultural News
"Welcome to Historical Agricultural News, a search tool site for exploring the Library of Congress Chronicling America database for information on the farming organizations, technologies, and practices of America’s past. Agricultural history is often presented in terms of economics; once we get beyond subsistence, agriculture is, after all, a business. But farming is also a window into communities, social and technological change, and concepts like progress, development, and modernity. These agricultural connections are of significance to those interested in various topics including immigration and assimilation, language use and communication, education and affiliations, and demographic transitions."
digital-humanities  research  newspaper  journalism  agriculture 
february 2017 by tsuomela
NovelTM | Text Mining the Novel. A Multi-University Digital Humanities Initiative
"This partnership seeks to produce the first large-scale cross-cultural study of the novel according to quantitative methods. Ever since its putative rise in the eighteenth century, the novel has emerged as a central means of expressing what it means to be modern. And yet despite this cultural significance, we still lack a comprehensive study of the novel’s place within society that accounts for the vast quantity of novels produced since the eighteenth century, the period most often identified as marking the origins of the novel’s quantitative rise. Our aim is thus twofold: 1) to enliven our understanding of one of the most culturally significant modern art forms according to new computational means, and 2) to establish the methodological foundations of a new disciplinary formation. Text mining is arguably one of the most important fields driving growth, innovation, and even citizenship within a modern information economy. This partnership seeks to bring the unique knowledge of literary studies to bear on larger debates about text mining and the place of information technology within society. In so doing, it will impact how we think about the nature of reading and the way we increasingly access our cultural heritage today."
digital-humanities  project  text-mining  novel  literature 
february 2017 by tsuomela
Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R: A Practical Introduction (Paperback) - Routledge
"The first textbook of its kind, Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R demonstrates how to use the open source programming language R for corpus linguistic analyses. Computational and corpus linguists doing corpus work will find that R provides an enormous range of functions that currently require several programs to achieve – searching and processing corpora, arranging and outputting the results of corpus searches, statistical evaluation, and graphing."
book  publisher  linguistics  digital-humanities  statistics  r 
november 2016 by tsuomela
What Is A Media Lab? | situated practices in media studies
"Media labs are liminal but increasingly powerful spaces in many contemporary settings. They appear in universities and colleges, wedged uneasily between traditional departments and faculties. They’re also in basements, warehouses, strip malls and squats. They are stable to varying degrees; many have long-term addresses and an itinerant roster of occupants. Some pop up in one location for a few days, then relocate to another. Sometimes they’re even in mobile trucks in the streets, bringing tools and expertise to children in schools and the general public. As clusters of tools and talent streamlined to produce economic value, labs sometime align with the most ruthless of venture capitalists; in other cases, they are free and open for all to use, disdainful of all commercial motivations."
digital-humanities  media  academic-lab  academia  research  organizations 
july 2016 by tsuomela
HaS | Humanities at Scale
"Humanities at Scale (HaS) helps to improve and sustain digital research in the arts and humanities."
digital-humanities  academic-programs  europe 
june 2016 by tsuomela
"DARIAH supports digital research in the arts and humanities. Our members provide digital tools and share data as well as know-how. Learn more about DARIAH"
digital-humanities  academic-programs  europe 
june 2016 by tsuomela
Facebook says its new AI can understand text with 'near-human accuracy'
"Facebook is using its latest AI project to get a lot smarter at understanding text. In fact, the social network says DeepText, its new "text understanding engine," is so good, it can interpret "several thousands posts a second" with "near-human accuracy." Introduced Wednesday, DeepText offers an intriguing look into how Facebook is using artificial intelligence to make its platform better at parsing the billions of lines of text that pass through it each day. "
text-analysis  deep-learning  machine-learning  facebook  digital-humanities 
june 2016 by tsuomela
The real problem with distant reading. | The Stone and the Shell
"Because distant readers use larger corpora and more explicit data models than is usual for literary study, critics of the field (internal as well as external) have a tendency to push on those visible innovations, asking “What is still left out?” Something will always be left out, but I don’t think distant reading needs to be pushed toward even more complexity and completism. Computers make those things only too easy. Instead distant readers need to struggle to retain the vividness and polemical verve of the best literary criticism, and the  “combination of simplicity and strength” that characterizes useful social theory."
digital-humanities  distant-reading  scale  scope  limits 
june 2016 by tsuomela
CA: Journal of Cultural Analytics
"Cultural Analytics is a new journal dedicated to the computational study of culture. Its aim is to promote high quality scholarship that intervenes in contemporary debates about the study of culture using computational and quantitative methods. Articles are expected to combine theoretical sophistication, computational expertise, and grounding in a particular field towards the crafting of novel, thought-provoking arguments. In combining the very best of the humanities and the social and computational sciences, Cultural Analytics aims to challenge disciplinary boundaries and serve as the foundational publishing venue of a major new intellectual movement."
journal  academic  culture  analytics  data  analysis  digital-humanities 
may 2016 by tsuomela
Hermeneutica | The MIT Press
"The image of the scholar as a solitary thinker dates back at least to Descartes’ Discourse on Method. But scholarly practices in the humanities are changing as older forms of communal inquiry are combined with modern research methods enabled by the Internet, accessible computing, data availability, and new media. Hermeneutica introduces text analysis using computer-assisted interpretive practices. It offers theoretical chapters about text analysis, presents a set of analytical tools (called Voyant) that instantiate the theory, and provides example essays that illustrate the use of these tools. Voyant allows users to integrate interpretation into texts by creating hermeneutica—small embeddable “toys” that can be woven into essays published online or into such online writing environments as blogs or wikis. The book’s companion website,, offers the example essays with both text and embedded interactive panels. The panels show results and allow readers to experiment with the toys themselves. The use of these analytical tools results in a hybrid essay: an interpretive work embedded with hermeneutical toys that can be explored for technique. The hermeneutica draw on and develop such common interactive analytics as word clouds and complex data journalism interactives. Embedded in scholarly texts, they create a more engaging argument. Moving between tool and text becomes another thread in a dynamic dialogue."
book  publisher  digital-humanities  text-analysis 
march 2016 by tsuomela
WraggeLabs Emporium | Digital tools for discerning historians
"Welcome one and all to the WraggeLabs Emporium, suppliers of hand-crafted digital tools to the discerning historian. Our focus is on meeting the needs of our Australian clients, but international visitors are welcome to browse our wares."
digital-humanities  project  text-mining  history  country(Australia) 
february 2016 by tsuomela
DLAx | The Digital Liberal Arts Exchange
"Many schools have recently embarked upon initiatives in digital scholarship – those forms of scholarship largely in the humanities and humanistic social sciences that emphasize digital tools and infrastructure, as well as accompanying expertise and support. These initiatives bring new challenges, such as meeting the growing demand for technical support from faculty and students with trained staff and necessary hardware and software. Even institutions with well-established programs struggle to keep pace."
digital  digital-humanities  digital-library  libraries  scholarship  future  cooperation  consortium 
january 2016 by tsuomela
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