Wednesday, August 15, 2012

primer for digital humanities

Associate Professor of English Ted Underwood, at his The Stone and the Shell blog, writes a nice primer for newbies interested in text mining (especially geared towards digital humanities): Where to start with text mining.

Topics include:
I. HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO GET STARTED?
II. WHAT CAN WE ACTUALLY DO WITH QUANTITATIVE METHODS?
III. SAMPLE DATA AND SCRIPT FOR EXPLORATION.

A linguist asks some questions about word vectors

I have at best a passing familiarity with word vectors, strictly from a 30,000 foot view. I've never directly used them outside a handfu...