WORD LAB is a learning group at Penn Libraries focused on text analysis in all disciplines. Unless noted otherwise on the schedule below, we meet every Thursday 12-1:30pm in 526 Van Pelt (East Asian Seminar Room, fifth floor). Our activities include:
- A discussion or workshop based on current research, with speakers virtually or in person
- Discuss an article or project previewed before the meeting
WINTER 2019 SCHEDULE:
- Jan 24, 2019: KICKOFF MEETING
- Jan 31, 2019: Jeffrey Tharsen, University of Chicago (on early Chinese text mining and sound)
- Feb 7, 2019: Readings on Microsoft's Tay chatbot for group discussion (online: knowyourmeme entry; Microsoft's "apology" blog post; Microsoft's 2018 paper on conversational bot ethics) - email Molly for 2 more articles!
- Feb 14, 2019: Library event in lieu of WORD LAB: Hilde de Veerdt (Leiden University) in Meyerson Conference Room on 2nd floor Van Pelt, on the workshop "Defining the Global Middle Ages"
- Feb 21, 2019: Paul Vierthaler, Leiden University (on text reuse and identifying quote sources)
- Feb 28, 2019: Chapter from Andrew Piper's book Enumerations (to be provided by Katie R.)
- Mar 7, 2019: Take a look at Quinn Dombrowski's global DH class running this semester at Stanford (and see related blog post)
- Mar 14, 2019: Group discussion about a podcast episode ("Milestones in Neural Natural Language Processing") and accompanying blog post
- Mar 21, 2019: Chris Jimenez, Stetson University (on a "fractal alphabet")
- Mar 28, 2019: Doug Duhaime, Yale University
- Apr 4, 2019: Alex Wermer-Colan, Temple University
- Apr 11, 2019: Read and discuss pp. 46-63 from Matthew Sag's "The New Legal Landscape for Text Mining and Machine Learning"
- Apr 18, 2019: Ashley Liu, Penn EALC
- Apr 25, 2019: TBD reading and discussion