Monthly Archives: October 2013

Bar Graphs and Human Selectiveness

Two weeks worth of struggling with R and putting in my own texts (feel free to guess which one I used) has left me feeling less accomplished than I would have liked, but less filled with encroaching terror as well.

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The all-seeing and un-seeing eye

That title is far more pretentious than a post about installing a webcam and getting new glasses deserves to be. Welcome to academia. I originally signed up to do this digital humanities thing out of some misguided idea that I

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I Blog Therefore I Am Doing Something

There’s not much to report on the visualization front this week. I have created a couple of elementary (actually, closer to Kindergarten) graphs in R by following the instructions in Matthew Jockers’ excellent book,┬áText Analysis with R for Students of

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I Went to the Library to Get a Book

And I left with six. This was after I went to the University library the day before to get a book and left with three. What constantly baffles me, though, is not that this happens all the time, but that

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MALLET redux

I considered many alternative titles for this post: “I Think We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Corpus” “Long Book is Long” “The Nail is Bigger, but the MALLET Remains the Same” “Corpo-reality: The Truth About Large Data Sets” (I reserve the

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Hammering at Daniel Deronda

This time, we are using a MALLET! (I apologize for the pun, but it does not seem to get old). MALLET stands for MAchine Learning for LanguagE Toolkit and is proof that, among other things, there is no such thing

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A Link to the Present

A new year, a new set of responsibilities, a new feeling of guilt for ignoring the blog… Though last year’s problems with regular posting have mostly disappeared (Exams are over and I am no longer logging in to my other

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