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Olin and Uris Workshops, Week of March 17th

Wednesday, 03/19/2014 – 3:00pm – 4:30pm – Text Mining: Bootstrap Yourself!

What is “distant reading,” “computational analysis” or “algorithmic analysis”? What types of things can be revealed through “text mining” and what might a “visualization” of these discoveries look like? As texts move online, new ways to use them are starting to emerge. This workshop will provide an overview of how digital books are made, and how digital text can be addressed with machine algorithms, then visualized in a variety of ways.

Friday, 03/21/2014 – 10:00am – 11:30am – Google Earth

 An introduction to using the Google Earth software, including navigation, tours, flight simulation, layers, and 3D visualization.

Friday, 03/21/2014 – 3:00pm – 4:30pm – Citation & PDF Management: Insider’s Edition

This workshop begins with a quick overview of two citation/pdf managers that are best for humanities and social sciences research–Zotero and RefWorks. It’s then class choice; attendees decide which one(s) they want to learn to use.

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