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The Library as Data: An overview

Wednesday, 16 October, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30

The Library as Data: An overview Anne Alexander (CDH Learning), Huw Jones (Library Digital Humanities Coordinator, CDH Lab) What happens to knowledge when libraries become collections of digital data as well as collections of physical books and manuscripts? This session introduces a conceptual toolkit for understanding the...

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CANCELLED: Game Design Workshop

Monday, 2 December, 2019 - 09:30 to 17:30

Game Design Workshop This event has been cancelled because of strike action This two-day intensive workshop introduces the practice of game design. It will explore the different ways that digital and analogue games are designed, particularly how you can design with intent to communicate a mood, theme or message...

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Who are the real people behind artificial intelligence?

Tuesday, 16 July, 2019 - 17:30 to 19:00

Who are the real people behind artificial intelligence? Supported by: Cambridge Digital Humanities, Cambridge Big Data, Alan Turing Institute Artificial intelligence surrounds us, some automation we’re aware of: assembly line workers replaced by machines, or drones delivering packages ordered online. Other automation is...

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Archival Photography: An Introduction

Wednesday, 12 June, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30

Archival Photography: An Introduction This session focusses on providing photography skills for those undertaking archival research. Dr Oliver Dunn has experience spanning a decade filming documents for major academic research projects. He will go over practical approaches to finding and ordering materials in the archive...

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Sources to Data (Workshop)

Wednesday, 5 June, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30

Sources to Data (Workshop) This workshop will examine database creation from historical documents. Extracting data from these can be hard work and involves quite unusual skill combinations. You may need to digitise and transcribe from primary sources, and then design and build a database from scratch with the information...

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Explaining Complexity: Using Animation, Illustration and Interactive Media to Communicate Research

Monday, 20 May, 2019 - 13:00 to 15:00

Explaining Complexity: Using Animation, Illustration and Interactive Media to Communicate Research Dr Nathan Crilly and Chih-Chun Chen explore the challenges of communicating complex ideas to diverse audiences through a variety of digital media formats. Three case studies will be reported from an EPSRC-funded research...

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Computer Vision and the Digital Humanities: An Overview

Monday, 13 May, 2019 - 13:00 to 14:30

Computer Vision and the Digital Humanities: An Overview Computer vision has made fundamental advances in recent years. Digital images can now be matched, differentiated and classified at scale, while applications such as facial recognition are increasingly ubiquitous. This presentation will give an overview of computer...

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Introduction to Text-Mining with Python 2

Tuesday, 7 May, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30

Introduction to Text-Mining with Python 2 This session will introduce topic modelling. Topic modelling is looking for clusters of words that summarise the meaning of documents. We will talk about how to choose what sort of text mining you might want for your research. Some knowledge of Python is required, as gained from '...

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Introduction to Text-Mining with Python 1

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30

Introduction to Text-Mining with Python 1 This session will introduce basic methods for reading and processing text files in Python. We will walk through an example that reads in a large text corpus, splits it into tokens (words) and sentences, removes unwanted words (stopwords), counts the words (frequency analysis), and...

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Optical Character Recognition (OCR): An Introduction

Monday, 11 February, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30

Optical Character Recognition is a term used to describe techniques for converting images containing printed or handwritten text into a format that can be searched and analysed computationally. This workshop will introduce several such tools along with some practical techniques for using them, and will also highlight OCR...

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