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Friday, August 7 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Hands-on with the Distant Reader

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(Access Password: joint 2020) This workshop will lead participants through the process of submitting content to the Distant Reader and through the process of using the results. The Distant Reader is a free, Web-based system for reading thousands of journal articles or hundreds of books. Given anything from a single URL to a zip file filled with just about any type of content, the Reader will: 1) create a cache of the original content, 2) create plain text versions of the same, 3) do text mining and natural language processing against the text files, 4) summarize the results in a number of different ways and in a number of different formats, 5) zips up the whole thing into a single file, and 6) returns the resulting zip file (affectionately known as a "study carrel") to the student, researcher, or scholar. The Distant Reader enables a person to "read at scale"; the Distant Reader supplements the traditional reading process. Partipants will submit content to the Reader, download a study carrel, and learn how to use & understand the results. For more information about the Reader, see https://distantreader.org


Eric Lease Morgan

Librarian, University of Notre Dame
I work in a digital scholarship center in the Libraries of the University of Notre Dame. Much of my current work is in the realm of text mining and natural language processing.

Friday August 7, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT