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25 Sep 2014

Hester Baer named MITH Fellow

By |Thu, Sep 25, 2014|Alerts, Faculty Fellows, Fellows|

MITH is pleased to announce that Hester Baer, Vambery Distinguished Professor of Comparative Studies for the 2014-15 academic year, has also been named a MITH Fellow for the same period.  During her fellowship year, Hester will be working on her project, Digital Feminisms: Transnational Activism in German Protest Cultures. Hester Baer is Associate Professor of [...]

25 Feb 2013

New Version of Digital Mishnah Demo

By |Mon, Feb 25, 2013|Faculty Fellows, Fellows, News, Research|

We have released a new version of the demo. Much of the change is in styling and branding, but there are new texts added, some new views, and a new naming convention. New texts. Gradually, I am replacing the sample files with just Bava Metsi’a Ch. 2 with transcriptions covering all of tractate Neziqin (the [...]

18 Dec 2012

Asking Questions of Lots of Text with Weka

By |Tue, Dec 18, 2012|Faculty Fellows, Fellows|

Adrian Hamins-Puertolas and Adam Elrafei are students in Team POLITIC, an undergraduate research team in the University of Maryland’s GEMSTONE honors research-focused honors college, mentored by MITH Faculty Fellow Peter Mallios. Our undergraduate research team uses newly developed technology to understand and quantify how American audiences received Russian authors in the early 1920s. One of [...]

15 Nov 2012

Answering the Mail: Digital Mishnah Project Update

By |Thu, Nov 15, 2012|Faculty Fellows, Fellows|

I had promised to respond to comments on the Digital Mishnah demo, so, at long last, here goes. Request for greater highlighting of collation options (Tim Finney). In fact, CollateX has several alignment methods built into libraries that can be utilized. This is outside of what I feel comfortable talking about (I don’t really read [...]

5 Nov 2012

An Undergraduate View of Data Mining with WEKA

By |Mon, Nov 5, 2012|Faculty Fellows, Fellows|

Manpreet Khural is an undergraduate member of the Gemstone POLITIC undergraduate research team, led by MITH Faculty Fellow Peter Mallios. As we, Team POLITIC of Gemstone, make progress in the effort of utilizing data mining tools such as Weka, it becomes more evident that such a technological approach provides a goldmine of new information that [...]

24 Oct 2012

Drowning in Texts

By |Wed, Oct 24, 2012|Faculty Fellows, Fellows|

The comments on the Digital Mishnah demo deserve a full response (although the short response is: thank you and, in almost all cases, I agree). However, for this post I want to report on progress in getting and identifying texts for the extended demo. We have made the decision to build out from the sample [...]

4 Sep 2012

Digital Mishnah: Live Demo

By |Tue, Sep 4, 2012|Faculty Fellows, Fellows|

I am pleased to say that with a lot of work on a lot of people’s part, there is now a live demo of the Digital Mishnah Project. The demo is just that: a demonstration of possible functionalities.This post will outline some of the features that were always meant to be temporary and some new [...]

24 Jul 2012

Digital Mishnah: Summer Update

By |Tue, Jul 24, 2012|Faculty Fellows, Fellows|

In addition to getting the demo ready to go live–it’s ready to go!–this summer’s agenda has been to add texts and add reference material. We now have two sets of reference data ready to implement. The heavy lifting for this was done by Atara Siegel, an undergraduate at Stern College, who worked for me for [...]

25 May 2012

Almost Ready for Prime Time

By |Fri, May 25, 2012|Faculty Fellows, Fellows|

We now have two versions of a demos up and ready to run. Both allow a user to pull data from the witness files, containing manuscript transcriptions, select texts to compare, run the texts through a version of CollateX, then present the results as an alignment table (a “synopsis” in or “partitur” in some text-critical [...]

23 May 2012

On Fish, FLA, and the Digital Humanities

By |Wed, May 23, 2012|Faculty Fellows, Fellows|

My friend Sarah Wasserman, who is finishing up a brilliant dissertation on the idea and instances of ephemerality in 20th century American literature, recently sent me a couple of online columns written by Stanley Fish a few months back on the subject on the subject of blogs and the digital humanities. Ephemerality has something to [...]