Linguistic Analysis with Digital Tools

Tools in the digital humanities, each time I write “tool” I think “who is going to write that analysis of phallogocentric language in DH?”  However using the master’s tools has been necessary over the past year as I attempted  to figure out how to digitally analyze women’s movement periodicals.  Based on the interest of the participants, this workshop could explore any combination of  four tools, Stéfan Sinclair & Geoffrey Rockwell’s text visualization and analysis suite of tools Voyant  Jon Goodwin’s mallet based topic modeling tool that uses Jstor word frequency data, David Newman’s Mallet  based topic modeling tool that can be used with any txt file, and Laurence Anthony’s AntConc, a freeware concordancer software program.

Participants will get the most out of this workshop if they have a laptop to play along with me.  Down loading tools before hand will also facilitate participation [note voyant requires no downloading].

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About Michelle Moravec

Associate professor of history and director women's and gender studies program at Rosemont College in Philadelphia, dabbler here and there in digital history and the humanities, including feminist manifestos, women's liberation periodicals, and writing in public.