LINGUIST List 27.469

Mon Jan 25 2016

Confs: Text/Corpus Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 22-Jan-2016
From: Masako Fidler <>
Subject: Workshop on Quantitative Text Analysis for the Humanities and Social Sciences
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Workshop on Quantitative Text Analysis for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Date: 08-Apr-2016 - 09-Apr-2016
Location: Providence, RI, USA
Contact: Masako Fidler
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup

Meeting Description:

This workshop is for students and scholars interested in digital humanities and empirical quantitative approaches to text in English and Czech/Slavic languages. The topics will include presentations on the principles of text analysis using large language corpora; case studies; panel discussions for Q&A and brain-storming about using quantitative methods; hands-on activities using texts in English. No prior experience with technology is necessary.

8 April: Keyword Analysis and Topic Modeling

1. Invited talks

Paul Baker (Lancaster University, UK) on Keyword Analysis
Vaclav Cvrcek (Charles University, Czech Republic) on the theory behind keyword analysis
Brian Croxall (Brown University) on Topic Modeling using Ernest Hemingway's texts

2. Panel/group discussions on corpus-driven methods in research and teaching

3. Hands-on activities using KWords (a web-based keyword analysis tool)

9 April, half day:

1. Case Study Presentations Using Corpora Data: Neil Bermel (Sheffield University, UK), Lida Cope (East Carolina University), Masako Fidler (Brown University)

2. Presentation and hands-on experience: Resources at the Institute of the Czech National Corpus, Charles University in Prague (Vaclav Cvrcek)

Organized by the Center for Digital Scholarship at the Brown University Library, the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Department of Slavic Studies at Brown University. Funded in part by the Charles K. Colver Lectureship and the C. V. Starr Foundation Lectureship (from the Office of the Dean of the Faculty), the International Association of Teachers of Czech, The Czech National Corpus Institute at Charles University in Prague, the Henry Kucera Lectureship/Department of Slavic Studies, and the Center for Language Studies, Brown University.

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