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Topic Modeling Theory and Practice

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Topic
digital humanities
Sponsor
University Library - Scholarly Commons
Location
314 Main Library. Take the north stairwell (Armory and Wright Street entrance) to the 3rd floor of the Main Library and make a left at the top of the stairs.
Date
Oct 3, 2018   1:00 - 3:00 pm  
Speaker
Matt Pitchford
Cost
free
Registration
Registration
Contact
Scholarly Commons
E-Mail
sc@library.illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Savvy Researcher Workshops - University Library

Topic models are a computational method of identifying and grouping interrelated words in a set of texts. In the first part of this workshop, we will focus on how topic models work, what kinds of academic questions topic models can help answer, what they allow researchers to see, and what they can obfuscate. After this discussion of topic modeling theory, we will use ConText, a free software tool, to construct and analyze an example topic model. In this part of the workshop, we will will focus on how to correctly set up a model, how to understand the output of the model, and how to refine the model’s parameters for best results. No experience necessary.

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