Logistics of the Class

Faculty, librarians, staff, and students at institutions participating in the beta evaluation of Constellate may attend 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 May. This class is open to anyone on your campus with an interest and we encourage you to advertise the class.

If you have not registered, please do so, to ensure you get follow-up emails about the workshop

The sessions will start at 10 am and 3:30 pm Eastern (see below for time conversions) and the Zoom link for each class is below.  Recordings are just below the schedule!

Week Day Topic/Notebook Approximate Length Morning Zoom Afternoon Zoom
Week 4 Tue, May 25 Significant Terms (TF-IDF) 75 minutes May 25 @ 10 am EDT Zoom May 25 @ 3:30 pm EDT Zoom
Thu, May 27 Topic Modeling (LDA) 75 minutes May 27 @ 10 am EDT Zoom May 27 @ 3:30 pm EDT Zoom

You are welcome to attend either session on each day.

Please note, we are going to record all sessions so we can make them available to attendees of the course and they will be posted below after each class.  We may also publicly share the recording of 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.

Recordings

Day Zoom Recordings Chats
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Why Learn text Mining? First Session Recording Why Learn text Mining? First Session Chat
Nathan's Slide Deck Why Learn text Mining? Second Session Recording Why Learn text Mining? Second Session Chat
Thursday, May 6, 2021 Python Basics I. First Session Recording Python Basics I. First Session Chat
Python Basics I. Second Session Recording Python Basics I. Second Session Chat
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Python Basics II. First Session Recording Python Basics II. First Session Chat
Due to internet glitches, we do not have an afternoon recording. Please use the morning version.
Thursday, May 13, 2021 Python Basics III. First Session Recording Python Basics III. First Session Chat
Python Basics III. Second Session Recording Python Basics III. Second Session Chat
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Exploring Metadata. First Session Recording Exploring Metadata. First Session Chat
Exploring Metadata. Second Session Recording Exploring Metadata. Second Session Chat
Thursday, May 20, 2021 Exporing Word Frequencies. First Session Recording Exporing Word Frequencies. First Session Chat
Exporing Word Frequencies. Second Session Recording Exporing Word Frequencies. Second Session Chat
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Significant Terms (TF-IDF). First Session Recording Significant Terms (TF-IDF). First Session Chat
Significant Terms (TF-IDF). Second Session Recording Significant Terms (TF-IDF). Second Session Chat
Thursday, May274, 2021 Topic Modeling (LDA). First Session Recording Topic Modeling (LDA). First Session Chat
Topic Modeling (LDA). Second Session Recording Topic Modeling (LDA). Second Session Chat

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

For you convenience, some common time zone conversions for our sessions are below, but please double check for yourself!

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
3 pm in London 8:30 pm in London
7:30 pm in New Delhi 1 am in New Delhi (next day)
10 pm in Manila 3:30 am in Manila (next day)
Midnight in Sydney 5:30 am in Sydney (next day)