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Collaborating with the machine: Opportunities, challenges, and caveats

Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 - 11:30 to 15:30

Modern computational methods provide powerful new tools for conducting research and assisting with important decisions, but they must be applied judiciously so that we do not draw the wrong conclusions. For example, classifiers may be inadvertently trained on biased data, and the use of difficult-to-interpret machine...

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Scores of Scores: possibilities and pitfalls with musical corpora

Tuesday, 19 June, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

Organisation Committee: Mark Gotham, Ian Cross (Faculty of Music) Michael Simmons (Cambridge Big Data) Anne Alexander, John Rink (Cambridge Digital Humanities) Welcome to ‘Scores of Scores’: an event with a difference that combines elements of a conference, workshop, hackathon, and ‘encodathon’. The unusual format is...

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Machine Reading the Archive 2018: end-of-programme showcase

Thursday, 14 June, 2018 - 11:30 to 15:30

This public workshop will mark the end of the 2018 programme of Machine Reading the Archive, a digital methods development programme organised by Cambridge Digital Humanities with the support of the Isaac Newton Trust and the Researcher Development Fund. It will showcase the digital archive projects created by our cohort...

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Automatic Text Recognition: Diving into the background

Tuesday, 27 March, 2018 - 11:00 to 13:00

Speaker: Professor Roger Labahn (University of Rostock, READ project ) Automatic Text Recognition (ATR) is increasingly becoming an essential core component of application software in Digital Humanities. After years of working with "classical" OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to printed texts, we are now seeing...

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Protest Event Analysis: a practical introduction

Thursday, 25 January, 2018 - 14:00 to 16:15
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Democracy by Design: activism, apps and activist apps

Monday, 22 January, 2018 - 14:00 to 16:00
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Re:search – do search engines shape scholarship?

Tuesday, 12 June, 2018 - 14:00 to 16:00

Course leader: Dr Anne Alexander From the exploration of digital collections of primary sources, to researching the existing scholarly literature, to the dissemination of published work, contemporary academic practice relies on search engines, often without critical reflection on how use of these technologies may shape the...

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Digital Collaboration Tools

Tuesday, 5 June, 2018 - 14:00 to 15:30

Course leader: Dr Anne Alexander This session will explore a range of digital technologies used in collaborative scholarship at different phases in the lifecycle of academic research and teaching. Through a combination of presentations and group discussion, participants will learn methods for identifying tools and...

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Introduction to Omeka: build and publish a simple digital archive or collection

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 - 11:00 to 13:00

Course leader: Dr Gabe Recchia If you're involved in any kind of research, chances are you have some kind of collection of materials that would benefit from being put online. In this workshop, you'll learn how to put research materials online in a tagged & searchable fashion with Omeka . The second half of the workshop...

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Text-mining the archive 2

Tuesday, 1 May, 2018 - 11:00 to 13:00

Course leader: Dr Paul Nulty This session will introduce word vectors and topic modelling, two of the most commonly used natural language processing methods in social science and humanities research. Topic models produce sets of words that may be interpreted as representing the underlying topics which give rise to a...

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