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Women Writers Vector Toolkit Workshop

October 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us for an exciting workshop on word vector models and computational text analysis using the Women Writers Online corpus and introducing the Women Writers Vector Toolkit (WWVT).

This workshop is designed for beginners, so if the words “word vector models” and “computational text analysis” are at all alarming, worry not! If you are interested in learning how to use digital methods to analyze text, this workshop will provide an introduction and help you dive in.

This event is co-sponsored by the NULab and the Women Writers Project and is open to all students and faculty interested in learning about digital tools for humanities research. We will share the WWVT site for exploring word vector models, which allow you to study relationships between words in large collections of texts. For example, the term “science” is strongly related to words like “genius,” “knowledge,” and “astronomy” when queried in models of the Women Writers Online corpus.

The workshop will provide a brief description of word vector models and analysis, examples of how these models can be used for various types of research, guidance for using the toolkit in a pedagogical setting, and an explanation of how the Vector Toolkit works. You can also experiment with the WWVT tool and see how it can be used for your own research, and explore how word vector analysis can be used on other collections of texts.

The workshop will be taught by two PhD students, Cara Marta Messina (English Department) and Molly Nebiolo (History Department). Please contact Sarah Connell (sa.connell@northeastern.edu) if you have questions.

No previous experience is required but participants should bring their own laptops, if possible. This workshop is free and open to the public, but if you are not a member of the Northeastern community, please email Sarah Connell (sa.connell@northeastern.edu) to RSVP.

All are welcome and encouraged to come!

Co-sponsored with the Women Writers Project. 

Details

Date:
October 30, 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue

422 Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States
Website:
http://wwp.neu.edu/about/events.html