TOPIC MODELING RESOURCES
Topic modeling is an excellent way to engage in distant reading of text. Topic modeling is an algorithm-based tool that identifies the co-occurrence of words in a large document set. The resulting topics help to highlight thematic trends and reveal patterns that close reading is unable to provide in extensive data sets.
Research questions you might consider are:
- How does a topic evolve over a corpus?
- How does a topic change based on authorial gender or identity?
- What are the key words or subjects in a given document or set of documents?
- What words are most closely related to one another in a document set?