I’m having an interesting discussion with Lisa Rhody about the significance of topic modeling at different scales that I’d like to follow up with some examples. I’ve been doing topic modeling on collections of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century volumes, using volumes themselves as the “documents” being modeled. Lisa has been pursuing topic modeling on a collection of poems, using individual…

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I first encountered the idea of ‘uncoverage’ in a blog post on Profhacker by Mark Sample. This phrase neatly encapsulates what I have come to believe. In Sample’s post, he defines ‘uncoverage’ by contrasting it with how we normally use the phrase in course syllabi: “…this course will cover the evolution of American public life…

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Project Briefing Presentation by: Barbara Taranto Digital Program Director New York Public Library The New York Public Library recently launched its first foray into crowd sourcing metadata by exposing 40,000 image pages of turn of the century restaurant and cruise ship menus: “What’s On the Menu?” The goal of the project was to widely distribute…

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The 27th March is the Day of Digital Humanities. The Day of DH project is a collaborative publishing project for digital humanists around the world to document what they do. CAA2012 and sotonDH are asking delegates to blog from the conference as part of the day. You can register for the blog here: Create an…

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