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  • NL Seminar Digital Humanities Lots of Text Based Corpora Lots of Questions

    Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

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    Speaker: Miriam Posner Dave Shepard and Andrew Wallace , UCLA

    Talk Title: Digital Humanities Lots of Text Based Corpora Lots of Questions

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: Digital humanities is a field that uses digital tools to explore humanities questions. That work can take many different forms, from maps to data visualization to video based projects. In this talk, we will discuss humanities approaches to large scale text analysis, with a focus on corpora that may be of interest to computer scientists. We will also talk about the distinctive ways that humanists approach text analysis, and some of the live questions in the field that might interest NLP researchers.

    Biography: Bio: Miriam Posner is an assistant professor at the UCLA School of Information. She is also a digital humanist with interests in labor, race, feminism, and the history and philosophy of data. As a digital humanist, she is particularly interested in the visualization of large bodies of data from cultural heritage institutions, and the application of digital methods to the analysis of images and video. She is at work on two projects the first on what data might mean for humanistic research and the second on how multinational corporations are making use of data in their supply chains.

    Bio: David Shepard UCLA is Lead Academic Developer at UCLAs Center for Digital Humanities. After receiving his PhD in English from UCLA in 2012, he coauthored the book HyperCities Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities and has worked on social media and text mining. His work focuses on large scale analysis of social media in disasters.

    Bio: Andrew Wallace is a software developer in the UCLA digital library. He received his PhD in Cognitive Science from Brown University in 2011.

    Host: Nanyun Peng

    More Info: http://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 11th Flr Conf Rm 1135 Marina Del Rey

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Peter Zamar

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