“Wrangling Data: Making Computers Understand Textual Information”

The third session in the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship and University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) workshop series will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library’s Freedman Center (on the first floor).

The session is titled “Wrangling Data: Making Computers Understand Textual Information.”

One of the great challenges in using technology in scholarship is preparing data in such a way that the computer understands what we want it to do. This session will touch on text wrangling, topic modeling, and introduce a couple of easy tools to start analyzing text of all kinds. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own computer.

Pizza will be provided at the session.

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About the series

This collaborative initiative between the UCITE and the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship offers participants the opportunity to learn about digital scholarship and incorporate that knowledge into their teaching.

These interactive workshops are designed to empower participants to incorporate CWRU’s digital tools and resources into their classroom experience.

Specifically, participants will:

  • Learn how to use text mining and data visualization tools to quickly identify trends or themes in large bodies of text;
  • Develop techniques for communicating with data; and
  • Gain strategies for incorporating digital tools and resources into the classroom.

There are five sessions total, and faculty who attend all five sessions will be eligible for funds to use digital scholarship projects to advance student learning.