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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Wordle vs Voyant: Can they be used in teaching? Yes!

I decided to return to Voyant and add a little Wordle into the mix. At first I thought it was ambiguous whether or  not these tools were applicable to much more than entertainment, or brainstorming.  Jill mentioned using these programs … Continue reading

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Political word fun with Ngram

Capitalism, socialism, communism, libertarian, egalitarian were the first words I decided to do my search on this morning. Besides having a little fun we have agreed some conclusions could be drawn from looking at the highs and lows.  Take for … Continue reading

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NGram is a bit hazy to me

My experience with Google NGram was as thrilling as it was head-scratching. I entered the words epistle and diary to see how the genres have shifted or which has dominated and I’m not too sure that’s what I got. My understanding … Continue reading

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Voyant Tools rocks

IMO Voyant Tools helps one tear into the text. Yes, it has appealing graphics: both visual representation and color, which made me wonder if there was some meaning imbedded there, which I was neither aware of nor able to figure … Continue reading

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Google Ngram Visuals in Two Languages

I must admit I had trouble navigating Voyant even after watching the help video. Roxanne’s post was a great way of helping me gain an understanding of how the tool could be used and what type of outcome I might receive … Continue reading

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MT @archivesnext: Two meanings of "archival silences" http://t.co/1mChPdXC [call for archival voices in #dh discussions] #cunydh12

MT @archivesnext: Two meanings of “archival silences” http://t.co/1mChPdXC [call for archival voices in #dh discussions] #cunydh12 Continue reading

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Playing with Tools for Text (Part II)

I found a tool that sounds like it would be suited to a project comparing a novel and its screenplay adaptation (it is, of course, far more complicated than this assignment allows).  The tool is called PAIR: Pairwise Alignment for … Continue reading

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Playing with Tools for Text

Our assignment this week was to play with some text mining tools and to try blogging our ventures “in progress.”  After taking a look at some of the tools, I wondered if any might be used to compare the text … Continue reading

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Attn #cunydh12 RT @briancroxall: Huh. Apparently you can put OCR’d PDFs into Voyant. That’s not something that I knew.

Attn #cunydh12 RT @briancroxall: Huh. Apparently you can put OCR’d PDFs into Voyant. That’s not something that I knew. Continue reading

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