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How to read 11 million books (All about the HathiTrust Research Center)

The HathiTrust ( is a collection of 11 million research library electronic texts digitized by Google, and this hands-on class teaches participants how to use computers to analyze these materials. Sometimes called “distant” or “scalable” reading — forms of digital humanities research — this class demonstrates ways to literally count and tabulate the frequency of words in a text in order to find patterns and anomalies within it. Based on the resulting analysis, it is possible to more quickly learn what a corpus is about when compared to reading the corpus without the use of a computer. HathiTrust materials lend themselves quite easily to this sort of analysis. There are no prerequisites, but participants may want to bring their own laptop to the session.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Center for Digital Scholarship Classroom 129 | Hesburgh Library, 1st Floor Northeast
CDS | Text Mining & Analysis Workshops
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