Text Mining with the HathiTrust: Empowering Librarians to Support Digital S...

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University of Houston

M.D. Anderson Library, Digital Research Commons, Room 266-C

4333 University Drive

Houston, TX 77204

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This free, all-day workshop will introduce you to text analysis research and the common methods and tools used in this emerging area of scholarship, with particular attention to the tools and data of the HathiTrust Research Center. This workshop will introduce you to the core concepts and methods employed in text mining and related areas of digital scholarship, so that you begin to learn a framework for how libraries can support text data mining, as well as transferable skills useful for many other areas of digital scholarly inquiry.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to gathering, managing, analyzing, and visualizing textual data

  • Hands-on experience with text analysis tools, including the HTRC's off-the-shelf algorithms, datasets, such as the HTRC Extracted Features

  • Using Python and the command line to run basic text analysis processes

No experience necessary! Attendees should bring a laptop.

The workshop will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a one hour break for lunch.

Contact htrc_workshop@library.illinois.edu if you have questions.

Funded by IMLS RE-00-15-0112-15.

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University of Houston

M.D. Anderson Library, Digital Research Commons, Room 266-C

4333 University Drive

Houston, TX 77204

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