[Humanist] 27.535 "Lost in Visualization?" Live blog

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Fri Nov 15 06:04:56 CET 2013


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 535.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:57:14 +0100
        From: Jan Christoph Meister <jan-c-meister at uni-hamburg.de>
        Subject: Lost in Visualization: Live blog from the DCI Workshop @ Hamburg University


Texts are often the primary objects of interest in literary studies and 
in the Humanities in general. Though it getting increasingly common to 
use computational methods for analyzing texts, methods of visualization 
could not yet prevail. This issue is subject to a workshop that is held 
within the frameworks of the TransCoop project

*DCI -- The Digital Commons Initiative*

which is funded by the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation. The workshop 
is organized by the DCI team in cooperation with the team of the 
eHumanities project /heureCLÉA/ (www.heureclea.de). Workshop 
participants from 5 countries and continents with an expertise in 
computer science, linguistics, literary studies, and historial science 
will discuss how the results of textual analysis can fruitfully be 
processed through data visualization. The envisaged outcome of the 
workshop is to develop visualization-prototypes that are adjusted to the 
specifics of different types of text analytical research questions. This 
methodologically informed preselection of practical visualizations will 
enable newcomers to benefit from the value of visualizations.

For a live blog from the "Lost in Visualization?" workshop run at Hamburg 
University 14-16 November please visit

http://jcmeister.de/projects/dci-the-digital-commons-initiative/

Chris Meister

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