Digital Humanities Lab News

September 26, 2017

Identifying People and Locations in Text Corpora with NER

September 26 from 2:00-4:00pm in Bass Library, L06

This workshop will introduce participants to Named Entity Recognition (NER), or the process of algorithmically identifying people, locations, corporations, and other classes of nouns in text corpora. We will help users install and run Stanford's flagship CoreNLP (Natural Language Processing) toolkit to identify entities in text files. Participants are encouraged to bring a small collection of documents they want to analyze during this session; sample data will also be available for use.
 
Registration is open to all Yale students, faculty, and staff, but space is limited. To register, please visit the YUL Instruction Calendar.
 
Windows machines will be available for use, but participants may also work from Mac or Windows laptops, so long as they have administrative control over them.
 
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Instructor: Doug Duhaime

Post on September 1, 2017 - 10:13am |

September 21, 2017

Yale Open Music Initiative Workshop

September 21 at 4:00pm at the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, 149 York St. 
The Yale Open Music Initiative, Digital Humanities Lab, and Center for Collaborative Arts and Media are happy to present a workshop on the OMIPOD, a wireless musical instrument that uses wi-fi to relay information from different sensors (light, touch, tilt) to any computer on the Yale network. In this interactive workshop, participants will be able to experiment with the OMIPOD and learn about the hardware configuration, sensors, and software necessary to program it.
 
For more information please contact Scott Petersen scott.petersen@yale.edu or see the event page on Facebook.

Post on September 12, 2017 - 10:45am |

September 15, 2017

Workshop: Data Visualization with Tableau

September 15 from 1:30pm-3:30pm in the Center for Science and Social Science Information (KBT C27)

This workshop will familiarize you with key issues in data visualization. In addition to covering the fundamental principles behind effective visualizations, we will also touch on common pitfalls that result in confusing or misleading graphics. During the workshop, participants will gain hands-on experience using Tableau — interactive, data visualization software — to produce dynamic, compelling visualizations for all kinds of data.

Space for the workshop is limited. To register, please visit the YUL Instruction Calendar. Registration is open to all Yale students, faculty, and staff.

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Instructors: Catherine DeRose (DHLab), Joshua Dull (DSS), Sarah Tudesco (YUL)

Post on August 29, 2017 - 11:07am |

September 14, 2017

Fall 2017 Workshops

Looking for new ways to collect, analyze, and present humanities data? Try one or more of these DH-related workshops this fall! Offerings include hands-on introductions to popular programming languages and tools for creating dynamic visualizations and web applications.

For tutorials from past workshops, visit the DHLab's GitHub repository. If there's something you'd like to see a workshop on in the future, send us an email at dhlab@yale.edu.

Introduction to Data Visualization with Tableau
September 15 - Tableau workshop page

This workshop will familiarize you with key issues in data visualization. In addition to covering the fundamental principles behind effective visualizations, we will also touch on common pitfalls that result in confusing or misleading graphics. During the workshop, participants will gain hands-on experience using Tableau — interactive, data visualization software — to produce dynamic, compelling visualizations for all kinds of data.

Identifying People and Locations in Text Corpora with Named Entity Recognition
September 26 - NER workshop page

This workshop will introduce Named Entity Recognition (NER), or the process of algorithmically identifying people, locations, corporations, and other classes of nouns in text corpora. We will help users install and run Stanford's flagship CoreNLP (Natural Language Processing) toolkit to identify entities in text files. Users are encouraged to bring a small collection of documents they want to analyze during this session. Sample texts will be available for use.

Web Scraping with Python
September 29 - Web Scraping workshop page

This workshop will cover the basics of getting started with a web scraping project using the programming language Python. Having some experience with Python prior to the workshop is recommended. 

Introduction to Story Maps
October 17 - Story Maps workshop page

Learn how to combine texts, images, and videos alongside maps using Esri's free Story Maps platform. In this workshop, participants will design a web-map, explore different Story Maps templates for showcasing research, and develop best practices to avoid copyright infringement. 

JavaScript for Humanists
October 25 - JavaScript workshop page

This workshop will introduce visitors to the very basics of the JavaScript programming language, the language that runs nearly all modern websites. We will cover data structures, conditionals, and loops, and will also have time to allow users to build small websites of their own design. This session is meant for those who have no prior experience programming, and is intended to prepare users for work with the D3.js data visualization framework.

Introduction to Network Analysis with Gephi
October 31 - Gephi workshop page

This workshop will provide a broad overview of network analysis. In addition to covering what networks are, how to read them, and why you might want to use them, we'll also demonstrate how to generate them using Gephi — open-source, multi-platform visualization software. During the workshop, participants will learn how to construct node and edge lists, import them into Gephi, and export them using a variety of plugins designed for sharing your network over the web. 

Intro to APIs: Using APIs for Data Mining
November 10 - APIs workshop page

This workshop will introduce the process of using an API to collect data from online sources. We will cover interpreting documentation, creating a query, and exporting data. This workshop requires no programming experience, but a familiarity with data formats like JSON and XML is helpful.

Introduction to D3.js
November 28 - D3.js workshop page

This workshop will introduce attendees to the D3.js data visualization framework. We will discuss the core building blocks of D3.js visualizations, including scales, SVG elements, selections, and data updates. Those interested in attending this workshop are encouraged to first attend the "JavaScript for Humanists" session on 10/25.

Post on September 14, 2017 - 9:56am |

September 12, 2017

Office Hours Talk: DH Training Highlights

September 12 at 2:00pm in the DHLab (SML 316)

Join the Digital Humanities Lab for an Office Hours talk on DH training opportunities. Graduate students and staff will give lightning talk presentations on courses they participated in this past summer, including:

  • Text Processing: Techniques and Traditions (Digital Humanities Summer Institute)
  • Programming for Humanists with Python (Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching)
  • Black Publics in the Humanities: Critical and Collaborative DH Projects (Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching)
  • Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative (Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School)
  • The Perseus Project (Teach the Teachers Workshop)

Following the presentations, we will open the floor to Q&A about the courses, institutes, and DH training opportunities more broadly at and beyond Yale.

All of the Yale community is welcome to attend. Coffee will be available.

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Presenters include the following DHLab Training Scholarship recipients:

Clay Greene (English)

Amanda Joyce Hall (History, African American Studies)

Ann Killian (English)

Colin McCaffrey (Classics Library) 

Jennifer Weintritt (Classics)

Post on August 29, 2017 - 11:21am |

September 11, 2017

Managing Digital Photographs Meet-Up

September 11 at 3:00pm in the DHLab (SML 316)

Looking for ways to manage digital photographs with custom tags and notes on your computer? Join us on Monday for a discussion of popular tools that can help you collect, organize, annotate, and export your collections. Tools we will consider include: TropyLightroomEvernote, and Google DriveIn this meet-up, DHLab staff will highlight key features of the platforms, offering tips for how they might best be leveraged for research.

All are welcome to attend. No previous experience with the platforms is required.

Post on September 5, 2017 - 3:43pm |