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Tools for Exploring Text: Natural Language Processing

Take an example question that a literary scholar might have,

“How is the character Mary talked about in this text from by author X”?

It’s fairly open ended – what does “talked about” mean? How do we translate this into computational terms? In this post, I’ll describe some tools that natural language processing (NLP) has to offer, and show how each can be used to tackle this question along with pointers to sofware and tutorials.

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Posted in Digital Humanities, Natural Language Processing, Text Mining

MetaOptimize: Q+A for the large data set community

Joseph Turian & co. at MetaOptimize have started a Q+A forum for “data geeks” – people in machine learning or data mining who deal with questions about visualizing, processing, or otherwise making sense of big data sets

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Posted in Community, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Text Mining, Visualization