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Monthly Archives: December 2018

David Smith Awarded NEH Grant for OCR Project

Written on December 18, 2018 at 10:17 am, by

NULab core faculty member David Smith has been awarded an $82,019 Digital Humanities Advancement Grant for the project “Improving Optical Character Recognition for Handwritten Marginalia.” This project draws on Internet Archive collections to “further research in enhanced optical character recognition techniques for historical print books and automatic discoverability of handwritten marginalia.” For the National Endowment  Continue Reading »

NULab Professor Pedro Cruz Wins Two Kantar Information Is Beautiful Awards

Written on December 15, 2018 at 12:49 pm, by

Pedro M. Cruz, a NULab core faculty member, recently won two awards at the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards, which celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations, infographics, interactives, and information art. Professor Cruz and a team of Northeastern faculty (NULab core faculty member John Wihbey, Avni Ghael, and Felipe Shibuya) were recognized for Simulated Dendrochronology of  Continue Reading »

Digital Storytelling Panel: “What’s the Story?”

Written on December 12, 2018 at 3:26 pm, by

  Programming for the NULab’s theme of Digital Storytelling kicked off with an interdisciplinary panel, “What’s the Story?”, featuring Northeastern faculty members who discussed how they each engage with digital storytelling and narrative, raising questions about methodology, data, media, theory, and visualizations. This event was co-sponsored by the Northeastern University Visualization Consortium (NUVis). Elizabeth Maddock  Continue Reading »

GIS Day 2018

Written on December 11, 2018 at 8:27 pm, by

As part of GIS Day 2018, the Digital Scholarship Group, the Northeastern University Visualization Consortium (NUVis), and the College of Arts, Media and Design brought Nil Tuzcu and Arzu Çöltekin to present on mapping and visualization. Nil Tuzcu is an information designer and urban technologist specializing in spatial data analysis and visualization at the Center  Continue Reading »

Lexical Meters

Written on December 9, 2018 at 1:11 pm, by

Professor Peter Dodds directs the University of Vermont’s Complex Systems Center and co-directs the Computational Story Lab. Here’s a small overview of his presentation at the Network Science Institute on October 19th. One of Professor Dodds’ largest sentiment analysis projects measures a population’s happiness by assigning a happiness value to each word written on Twitter.  Continue Reading »