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Topic Modeling for Humanities Research

August 13, 2014 | By NEH Staff

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The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) will host the Topic Modeling for Humanities Research workshop on November 3, 2012. The workshop will facilitate a unique opportunity for cross-fertilization, information exchange, and collaboration between and among humanities scholars and researchers in natural language processing on the subject of topic modeling applications and methods. The workshop will be organized into three primary areas: 1) an overview of how topic modeling is currently being used in the humanities; 2) an inventory of extensions of the LDA model that have particular relevance for humanities research questions; and 3) a discussion of software implementations, toolkits, and interfaces. The workshop was funded by a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant (HD-51627-12).