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Whodunnit?: An Introduction to Practical Text Mining

How can one start to identify the author of an anonymous or collaborative text? Whether it be a legal document, a manifesto, or a supposedly authorless novel, digital stylometry can provide us an inroad into further research. In this workshop, we’ll explain how authorship software works, how to responsibly build a corpus for an authorship study, and how to work around its limitations (such as deliberately imitative texts). These topics will be organized around a case study of sequels to Charles Dickens’s unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Date:
Friday, February 24, 2017
Time:
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:
CoLab, Olin 701
Campus:
Olin Library
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Event Organizer

Rob Kotaska