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Feb 21, 2019 WORD LAB: Paul Vierthaler

Today we were joined (virtually) by Dr. Paul Vierthaler of Leiden University, to talk about his work text mining Jin Ping Mei (a 17th century Chinese novel), in a presentation entitled “Intertextuality, Classification, and Late Imperial Chinese Literature.” Specifically, we looked at intertextuality via text reuse, and experimental attempts at authorship attribution along with text classification. He also taught us very clearly about PCA, a perennial challenge for WORD LAB participants! Read on for a detailed overview of our conversation.

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Feb 15, 2018 WORD LAB – Laura McGrath (MSU)

Laura McGrath of Michigan State University (@lbmcgrath) joined us this week via Skype to talk about measuring “literary novelty,” a project she is working on with Devin Higgins and Arend Hintze. The former is MSU’s data librarian, and the latter is a professor at MSU who specializes in computational approaches to genetics and biology. They also collaborated with HathiTrust Research Center. The presentation today focused on introducing us to the collaborative project, then considering how to move into the second stage in the near future. Continue reading Feb 15, 2018 WORD LAB – Laura McGrath (MSU)