Logistics of the Class

Institutions participating in the beta evaluation of Constellate may send attendees to our Introduction to Text Analytics course, taught by Nathan Kelber.  It is an 8-session, 4-week course.  We will run identical sessions (morning and afternoon) on Tuesdays and Thursdays in March.

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The sessions will start at 10 am and 3:30 pm Eastern (see below for time conversions).

Week Day Topic/Notebook Approximate Length
Week 1 Tue, Mar 2 Why Learn Text Mining? 60 minutes
Thu, Mar 4 Python Basics I 90 minutes
Week 2 Tue, Mar 9 Python Basics II 90 minutes
Thu, Mar 11 Python Basics III 90 minutes
Week 3 Tue, Mar 16 Exploring Metadata 75 minutes
Thu, Mar 18 Exploring Word Frequencies 75 minutes
Week 4 Tue, Mar 23 Significant Terms (TF-IDF) 75 minutes
Thu, Mar 25 Topic Modeling (LDA) 75 minutes

For those more experienced folks, feel free to start mid-way through when we begin text analytics work.  For those folks who want an introduction to Python first, please start at the beginning.  

We will circulate the log-in information for all sessions to all registrants, so if you occasionally need to attend a different time slot, you may.  However, as much as possible, it'd be great if  you can attend in the time slot you originally chose, so we can provide hands on help for everyone.

Please note, we are going to record all sessions so we can make them available to attendees of the course.  We may also publicly share the afternoon session.  Feel free to log in with the video off and use a pseudonym when entering the session (email addresses are not visible in the recordings). We will not publicly share the morning session with people who did not sign-up for the class.

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Nathan Kelber

Nathan is the Community Engagement Lead for JSTOR Labs and the director of the Text Analysis Pedagogy Institute. In addition to his teaching role with Constellate, he has taught text analysis and digital humanities courses at the University of Maryland, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Wayne State University.

Time Zone Conversions

Please note, that some of us set our clocks back in the middle of March for daylight savings time, but not all of us.  This means that on March 2, March 4, March 9, and March 11:

10 am EST Session 3:30 pm EST Session
9 am in Chicago 2:30 pm in Chicago
8 am in Tucson 1:30 pm in Tucson
7 am in San Francisco 12:30 pm in San Francisco
3 pm in London 8:30 pm in London
8:30 pm in New Delhi 2 am in New Delhi (next day)
2 am in Sydney (next day) 7:30 am in Sydney (next day)

And on March 16, March 23, March 18, and March 25:

10 am EDT Session 3:30 pm EDT Session
9 am in Chicago 2:30 pm in Chicago
7 am in Tucson 12:30 pm in Tucson
7 am in San Francisco 12:30 pm in San Francisco
2 pm in London 7:30 pm in London
7:30 pm in New Delhi 1 am in New Delhi (next day)
1 am in Sydney (next day) 6:30 am in Sydney (next day)