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Led by: Dr Isabella Magni (University of Sheffield)

Join us for an interactive, hands-on workshop focusing on tools and methods to mine and analyse textual data, using the HathiTrust Research Center’s data and tools as practical case study.

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) facilitates text and data mining uses of the HathiTrust (HT) corpus, which contains over 18 million items digitised by partner libraries. This massive collection is available for computational analysis for users worldwide: the HTRC Analytics site also offers web-based, click-and-run tools to perform computational text analysis on volumes in the HathiTrust Digital Library, including topic modeling, Named Entity Recognition and token count. An example of the use of HTRC data and tools is the SCWAReD project, which aimed at creating and analysing curated digital collections, highlighting the work of historically under-resourced and marginalised textual communities.

This workshop will introduce HTRC, its data and analytical tools using the case study of the SCWAReD project, and will include hands-on practice with HTRC Analytics. No previous computations experience required.

To register for this in person workshop taking place on 30 May from 11am-1pm please click on the 'Book now' button at the top of the page.

Following the training there will be an opportunity to attend a panel discussion on ‘Innovative Digital Approaches to Literary Texts in France and beyond’ taking place in the same room, 3-5pm.
You will need to register for this separately. To attend the panel discussion, and drinks reception afterwards, please register here: