Editors' Choice: Using pyLDAvis with Mallet


By: Jeri E. Wieringa

One useful library for viewing a topic model is LDAvis, an R package for creating interactive web visualizations of topic models, and its Python port, PyLDAvis. This library is focused on visualizing a topic model, using PCA to chart the relationship between topics and between topics and words in the topic model. It is also…

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Editors' Choice: Knowledge in 3D - How 3D data visualization is reshaping our world


By: Victoria Szabo

­How is humanities and social science knowledge impacted by the introduction of three-dimensional visualization technologies? While 3D visualization may seem far removed from the everyday work of scholars in the social sciences and humanities, it has great potential to change how we conduct and communicate our work. Three-dimensional visualizations can be used for creating models,…

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Editors' Choice: Other Than Scale - Abstract Signs in the Digital Archive


By: Daniel Allen Shore

[Delivered as part of the “Mid-Range Reading: Manifesto Edition” panel, organized by Alison Booth, of the DH2018 Conference in Mexico City] A great deal of digital humanities work over the past decade or so has employed scale as the concept that distinguishes it from other methods of literary and cultural study. Quantitative scholars in particular have…

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Editors' Choice: Distance-reading the feminine landscapes of The Awakening


By: Heather Froehlich

One thing we digital methods people like to harp on about is the fact that quantitative methods are brilliant for dealing with huge amounts of text that are quite frankly incomprehensible at the level of literary-linguistic detail we would like to be able to study them at. The ability to observe frequency at a level…

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DHNow: 2017 in Review

Digital Humanities Now will be taking a break until January 9, but before we go, we’d like to take the time to wrap up 2017. This November marked nine years of publication for Digital Humanities Now. Through the work of our dedicated staff and our generous community of volunteer editors, DHNow continues to build a new model for scholarly communication based on open scholarship, community…

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