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Collections as Data: Text Analysis with Voyant / April 19 / 11 AM / Wells W138


During the 2018-2019 academic year, the Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities will explore the theme: Marking the Arts and HumanitiesBy extending last year’s theme on making, we hope to interweave making with marking to create countless opportunities to critically engage the sources and processes that comprise a layered approach to the theories and praxes underlining the digital arts and humanities.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 4:00 PM – Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 5:00 PM

Project Debater is the first AI system that can debate humans on complex topics. The goal is to help people build persuasive arguments and make well-informed decisions. The project has spanned over 5 years and has helped advance the field of argumentation mining, e.g., argument detection and argument stance classification.  Charles Jochim will discuss generally his involvement in the stance classification effort, and specifically look at how he handled sentiment in idiomatic expressions with a new lexicon.

Friday, April 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – Friday, April 19, 2019, 12:30 PM

The Indiana University Libraries has a gold mine of digital collections that can be used for computational analysis. This workshop is focused on using full text from our literary collections. You will learn how to prepare these texts for analysis with a focus on concordance analysis using Voyant. No prior experience is required.


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