Category Archives: Resources

Resource: How-To Guide for Basic Collaborating in GitHub

By The Editors | May 12, 2015

The summer is upon us, and I have had the great good fortune of a grant to be able to work with three IT students from Marymount on the Novels in Context project. We are all learning about how to collaborate using GitHub for version control, and I found myself in the exciting position of having to teach […]

Resource: The Saharan World at a Glance is Launched

By The Editors | May 12, 2015

I am happy to announce that my site the Saharan World at a Glance (SWAG) is now live. This site is an education resource designed to introduce an undergraduate audience to the history, culture and politics of North Africa and the Sahel. This site is specifically conceived of as a tool that students will access […]

Resource: OpenRefine reconciliation service for GeoNames

By the Editors | April 30, 2015

From the repository description: An OpenRefine reconciliation service for GeoNames. The service queries the GeoNames API and provides normalized scores across queries for reconciling in Refine. cmh2166/geonames-reconcile.

Resource: Karma – A Data Integration Tool

By the Editors | April 28, 2015

From the post: Karma is a web based tool that run both the server and browser right on your own machine so we had computers with the tool installed to play with. Karma is an open source tool that makes it easy to convert data from a variety of formats into Linked Data. Users load […]

Resource: Youtube Data for Research

By the Editors | April 28, 2015

From the post: For research purposes, if you wanted all video content produced by The White House, video content that matches the search query ‘Dragons’, a single video, or perhaps a custom playlist of videos and perhaps even associated text transcripts, then Youtube-DL is a game changer, knowledge of which may possibly make you start spinning […]

Resource: Validating Data with Types

By Eric Rochester | April 23, 2015

Recently, I had to opportunity to help J. Warren York, a graduate student in the Department of Politics here at UVa. He’s looking at how tax law affects political contributions and advocacy, so this was an interesting project that may tell us something useful about how the US government works [insert your favorite broken-government joke […]

Resource: A Fun Way to Introduce DH Students to Dataviz

By Miriam Posner | April 21, 2015

As a teacher, I’ve always operated on the assumption that students are primarily interested in each other. Here’s a fun activity that takes advantage of that interest to teach students a little about data visualization. It’s an extremely unscientific Cosmo-style quiz, designed to show students which interests they have in common with each other. It’s […]

Resource: Text Data from the Archive

By The Editors | April 16, 2015

During graduate school I visited my fair share of archives. Living on funds dispensed from the FAFSA gods in combination with whatever part-time job I had, I often found myself hard-pressed to pony up money for photocopies. Somewhere along the line I got smarter and started using a point and shoot camera to gather as much primary […]

Resource: Extracting Structured Data From Recipes Using Conditional Random Fields

By The Editors | April 14, 2015

[…]Until recently, the collection and maintenance of this structured data was a completely manual process. For years, overnight contractors have entered recipes, dropdown by dropdown, into a gray and white web form that lives in our content management system (CMS). Since the database breaks down each ingredient by name, unit, quantity and comment, an average […]