WORD LAB is a learning group at Penn Libraries focused on text analysis in all disciplines. Unless announced otherwise on our listserv, we meet every Thursday 12-1:30pm in 526 Van Pelt (East Asian Seminar Room, fifth floor).
We have a rotating schedule:
- A discussion or workshop based on current research, with speakers either in person or via Skype.
- Read and discuss an article or project.
For more information or to join our mailing list, please email Scott Enderle at University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
- Feb 1, 2018: NO MEETING
- **FRIDAY** Feb 9, 2018: Read and discuss "Topic Modeling the Hàn diăn Ancient Classics (汉典古籍)" (Journal of Cultural Analytics)
- Feb 15, 2018: Laura McGrath (on literary agents and networks)
- Feb 22, 2018: Hubert Remillard (on travel narratives of Japan)
- Mar 1, 2018: Read and discuss "The Transformation of Gender in English-Language Fiction" (Journal of Cultural Analytics)
- Mar 15, 2018: Read and discuss "Modeling the Contested Relationship between Analects, Mencius, and Xunzi: Preliminary Evidence from a Machine-Learning Approach" (Journal of Asian Studies)
- Mar 22, 2018: NO MEETING
- Mar 29, 2018: Laura Eckstein (on crowdsourcing transcription)
- Apr 5, 2018: Scott Weingart and Matt Lavin (on designing research in the digital humanities)
- Apr 12, 2018: Discuss Maxim Romanov lecture video (and accompanying paper if you time to read it!)
- Apr 19, 2018: NO MEETING
March 1: Mark Ravina, Emory University
March 8: Benjamin Mangrum, Davidson College
March 22: Python NLTK session - Chapter 2 (see our progress so far)
March 29: The Early Novels Database Project presentation
April 5: Article discussion TBA
April 12: Python NLTK session
April 19: Liz Rodrigues, Temple University
April 26: Article discussion TBA
May 3: Python NLTK session