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Data mining historical newspapers:
In our ongoing series of interviews with recent Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants awardees, this week we've asked Ryan Cordell, project director of "Uncovering Reprinting Networks in Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers," to answer a few questions.
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Curious about evaluation and assessment of digital scholarship? Journal of Digital Humanities is ON IT! 
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ACH now has a new membership rate for students, early-career professionals, and unwaged or low-waged independent scholars, only $25!

Thanks +Bethany Nowviskie! 
Great news for students, early-career professionals, and unwaged or low-waged independent scholars! You can now join ACH as a joint ADHO member at the extremely low cost of $25. This annual fee entitl...
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Interested in Digital Humanities? Go to a THATCamp! Check the website for a THATCamp near you.
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I would be there, absolutely.
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whoa...google+ did a redesign...obviously i spend a lot of time on g+....
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Is there a way to make the "Hot on Google+" stuff that shows up in my stream NOT show up in my feed?
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1. Click on "What's hot" in the left hand sidebar.
2. Move the slider all the way to the left.
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Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) firmly positioned himself as the finest Soviet director of the post-War period.
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+Ryan Cordell brewed up a really fun looking digital humanities course, I wish I could take it! 
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Digital_Humanities is a decent and inspiring introduction to Digital Humanities. I like their emphasis on building, collaboration, and multimodal knowledge production. They argue the "project" is the fundamental unit of Digital Humanities scholarship. It is short, 150 pages, an easy read, and free as in beer (but not as in speech):
http://mitpress.mit.edu/sites/default/files/titles/content/9780262018470_Open_Access_Edition.pdf
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I haven't seen a physical copy to compare. I think the only difference is the paid version weighs more ;) 
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Maybe it is the coffee talking, but I'm jazzed up on +Elijah Meeks blog post on Comprehending the Digital Humanities

His "future work" sounds a lot like the first part of my dissertation!
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They are doing topic modeling on a text corpus. This one was a small collection of blog posts, journal articles and essays about "what is/are the digital humanities." Check out the MALLET toolkit for more on the specific tool.

I'm probably not doing it justice, but as I understand it they are basically finding statistically significant recurring patterns of word clusters (based on a seed number, so you say "what are the 5 clusters of words"), then feed those results into a graphing/visualization algorithm (Gephi). Obviously the result is highly mediated and in this case the data set was very small (50 documents), so he can't make any significant claims. But I'm arguing (for my dissertation proposal) that there is some potential here and more work, done by me :), is needed.

I'm just getting (re)familiar with this stuff, it's been nearly a decade since I did all that bioinformatics stuff at Wes. My data mining chops are pretty rusty.

Some good humanistic discussions here:
http://mith.umd.edu/topic-modeling-in-the-humanities-an-overview/

http://www.stanford.edu/~mjockers/cgi-bin/drupal/node/39
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