Thursday, February 17, 2011

REMINDER: UW-Madison PRINT CULTURE COLLOQUIUM with Michael Witmore: "Data-Mining Early English Dramatic Texts from the Text Creation Partnership"

Michael Witmore, Professor, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thursday, February 17, 2011, 12:00 Noon-1:00 p.m.
SLIS Commons
4207 Helen C. White Hall
600 North Park Street
University of Wisconsin-Madison
In this talk, Professor Witmore will discuss his work on digitized versions of early modern printed texts using multivariate statistics and a text-analysis tool called Docuscope. His presentation will focus on the following question: what can we learn from data-mining large numbers of early modern texts that we couldn’t learn by simply reading a representative sample of them? Witmore is organizer of the Working Group for Digital Inquiry, a research collective that is mapping the prose genres of Early English Books online using techniques from bioinformatics and corpus linguistics.

Christine Pawley, Director
Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America
University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Library and Information Studies
Room 4234 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 263-2945 or (608) 263-2900
Fax: (608) 263-4849

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