Yearly Archive: 2016

Nov 05 2016

Getting Organised – Referencing

September marked the half way point of my PhD. So, as it is time to get things organised and focus on writing, I have decided to write a series of posts about my workflow. This is partly to help me clarify and streamline my processes, but also in case it is of use to anyone …

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Oct 03 2016

Jane Austen in Vector Space – Presentation at JADH

In September, I presented a paper which discussed the application of vector space models to a corpus of Jane Austen’s published novels at the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities Conference in Tokyo. The paper was titled ‘Jane Austen in Vector Space: Applying vector space models to 19th century literature’ and outlined some of the findings …

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Jul 14 2016

GST1 – 1: Author Seminar

GST 1 is a module at Maynooth University which aims to improve research skills and employability. To gain 5 ECTS for this module you need to attend 6 sessions and produce a diary entry or set of notes for each one. Author Seminar: Scientific Journals, Peer Review and How to Write a Great Research Paper …

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Mar 10 2016

Beyond the Word Cloud

Possibly the most common entry level visualisation in computational textual analysis is the word cloud. There are multiple online tools (the best known probably being Wordle) which allow you to create them in all sorts of styles. A word cloud can be very useful for identifying frequent terms at a glance, or to indicate possible …

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