Text-Analysis Interest Group

In April 2016, Stephen Childs (OIA) and Michael Ullyot (Faculty of Arts) are launching an interest group for anyone at the University of Calgary interested in computational text-analysis. These include natural language processing, corpus linguistics, topic modelling, qualitative analysis, or any other statistical or quantitative approach to qualitative texts. We envision a group meeting once or twice per term to discuss individual projects/methods and to collaborate on projects of joint interest.

UPDATE [ 2016-04-20 ]: We will meet on Thursday, April 21st, from 1:30-2:30 in SS1153. That’s on the 11th floor of the Social Sciences building, in the Department of English.

We will host a series of Process Talks that pose our questions, describe our data, and consult the group on workflows to address them. The group will not focus on any particular programming language or tool (i.e. Python or R), but will use any computational methods that address our problems and process our data.

This group is open to all disciplines and all levels of experience, from novice to expert — and to all affiliations with the University of Calgary, from staff to postdocs to faculty to grad to undergrad students.

If you would like to participate, in any capacity, please send a *very* brief statement of your research questions or methods to Michael Ullyot < ullyot{at}ucalgary.ca > or Stephen Childs < stephen.childs{at}ucalgary.ca >. Or leave a comment below.


One Response to “Text-Analysis Interest Group”

  1. Olga

    I would be interested as well, Michael, but probably not right away. In any case, I would appreciate receiving information about events so that I can join you the first moment it has become possible time-wise.


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