Digital Humanities in Practice

The Digital Humanities Thematic Research Network is pleased to present the next event in the Digital Humanities in Practice series.

Text analysis: the digital dimension
What can computers, which have no understanding of words or concepts, contribute to the analysis of texts?

Speaker: David King (Computing, The Open University)

Date: 25 February 2014
Time: 12.00-2.00
Location: Arts Music Studio, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes (directions)

Abstract:
Illustrated with many examples, this talk introduces the computer-based tools and techniques that humanities researchers can call on to support their research by turning text into data for analysis. This added dimension can lead to the ability to answer old questions more easily, and open up new avenues of investigation. However, these tools and techniques are not without their problems and limitations, which this talk will also consider.

About the speaker: David’s first degree, taken several decades ago, is in International History and Politics, while his PhD is in Computing. He hopes the talk will help you think about using computers in your research without having to follow the same career path.

A sandwich lunch will be provided. To book a place, please email Heather Scott heather.scott@open.ac.uk by 20 February 2014.

For more information on Digital Humanities at The Open University, please go to the Digital Humanities website http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/digital-humanities/index.shtml

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