TEXT MINING
FOR
HISTORY & LITERATURE

Date Subject Readings Assignments
8/23 - 8/25 Overview Discussion:
8/28 - 9/1 From bits to files Technical:

Discussion:
Week 1: Python 3 warm up. UTF-8 vs. Unicode. Tokenization.
9/4Labor Day
9/6 - 9/8 Counting words, sentiment analysis Technical:
Discussion: summarize and comment on these two approaches to Vonnegut's theory.
Week 2: Evaluate two sentiment lexicons; Manually create a dictionary-based lexicon for an emotion.
9/11 - 9/15 Classification: Technical:
Discussion:
What distinguishes History, Trajedy, and Comedy in Shakespeare's plays?
9/18 - 9/22 Similarity Technical:
Discussion:
Definitions of similarity and 18th century novels. Can we detect genres?