Author Archives: Ben Johnston

New Software in the HRC

A variety of new software has recently been installed in the HRC. Abbyy FineReader – OCR software that allows scans, PDFs and digital photographs into searchable and editable documents. AntConc – A concordance program that lets you create word lists … Continue reading

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Mapping Literature in Google Earth

The website GoogleLitTrips archives student-generated maps of literary voyages: http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/Hi_Ed/Hi_Ed.html

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Linguistics in NYC

There are few places in the world where so many different languages are spoken than New York City. This article from economist.com describes an organization called the Endangered Language Alliance seeking out speakers of some of the more unusual languages … Continue reading

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A Summer of Digital Humanities

There is a lot of talk this summer about digital humanities.  As William Pannapacker points out in his Chronicle article, ‘Big Tent Humanities, a View from the Edge, Part 1′, “the digital humanities has exploded into academic consciousness as the … Continue reading

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Introduction to Text Analysis

Here is a nice introduction to text analysis using simple tools. The Guardian has an article about visualizing the text of statements surrounding the News of the World scandal that includes downloadable datasets. http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/jul/18/phone-hacking-resignation-statements

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