Leveraging Quantitative Data in Textual Analysis

led by Caitlin Diddams in conjunction with the Tesserae Project

This workshop will cover the basics of extracting quantitative data from digitized texts and interpreting such data in traditional humanities environments. Participants will be equipped with tools to find n-gram frequency information on sample texts and will practice constructing arguments from their data. The workshop will also include a presentation of how this kind of textual analysis has been scaled to inform current research on the relationship between Vergil and the late antique author Prudentius.

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Workshop Tutorial Agenda

Leveraging Quantitative Data Instructions

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