Real-world data are messy. Relationships between two variables can take on an infinite number of forms, and while one doesn’t see, say, umbrella-shaped data very often, strange things can happen. When scientists talk about correlations or associations between variables, they’re usually referring to one very specific form of relationship–namely, a linear one. The assumption is that most associations between pairs of variables are reasonably well captured by positing that one variable increases in proportion to the other, with some added noise. In reality, of course, many associations aren’t linear, or even approximately so. For instance, many associations are cyclical (e.g., hours at work versus day of week), or curvilinear (e.g., heart attacks become precipitously more frequent past middle age), and so on.
Detecting a non-linear association is potentially just
George Mason University and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media are pleased to announce Digital History Research Awards for students entering the History and Art History doctoral program in fall 2012.
Linguists and others interested in more in-depth information about the Omaha language may view the working database behind the Omaha Ponca Digital Dictionary. This database is a work in progress.
In this post, I demonstrate the collection and comparison features of WordSeer by using it to compare the usage of the word “love” in Shakespeares comedies and tragedies. You can watch the screencast, or simply read on.
FAST, an enumerative, faceted subject heading schema derived from the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), is now available as an experimental Linked Data service and is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License.
Join the NDIIPP team for a free online workshop on using Viewshare to create interfaces to digital collections. See how you can use Viewshare to learn more about your collections and create and share dynamic interfaces to your collections.
Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, DE, seeks a full-time assistant digital curator for its digital archives. Hagley is an independent research library devoted to documenting the history of American business, technology, and design. Since 2008, we have been aggressively building our digital collection and exhibits.
Rhode Island School of Design seeks a forward-thinking artist/designer, educator, and scholar for the position of Assistant Professor in its highly regarded Graduate Department of Digital + Media. The successful candidate will be an artist/designer working with emergent technologies and engaged in understanding their relationship to other media, disciplines and debates within contemporary theory and reflexive practice.
On November 11th, the University’s new Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures hosted a daylong symposium on “The Humanities in a Digital Age.” The symposium included two panels—one on Access & Ownership and the other on Research & Teaching—and two keynote talks.
Huygens ING is pleased to host a symposium to mark the achievements of Interedition, COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action IS0704. This event will also serve as a springboard for further work based on the principles of interoperability promoted by Interedition within the domain of digital scholarly editing and research.