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Digital Scholarship, Digital Media, Digital Humanities: Computer-Assisted Analysis & Visualization

This guide provides an overview of resources related to digital scholarship and the digital humanities for research and teaching.

Tutorials for Social Sciences & Humanities

Text mining and data visualization

Voyant Tools is a browser based tool that allows individuals to easily apply text mining and visualization techniques to uploaded text files. The companion text Hermeneuti.ca, available online, guides humanities scholars in computer-assisted interpretation. 

NLTK is a platform for building Python programs to work with human language data. It provides easy-to-use interfaces to over 50 corpora and lexical resources such as WordNet, along with a suite of text processing libraries for classification, tokenization, stemming, tagging, parsing, and semantic reasoning, wrappers for industrial-strength NLP libraries, and an active discussion forum.

HathiTrust supports large-scale computational analysis of the works in the HathiTrust Digital Library to facilitate non-profit and educational research.

MALLET is a Java-based package for statistical natural language processing, document classification, clustering, topic modeling, information extraction, and other machine learning applications to text.

RawGraphs is a powerful web browser tool for turning spreadsheet data into a range of data visualizations without needing to know any code . 

The Google Public Data Explorer "makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate." 

SUAVE is an online tool developed at UC San Diego for visualizing and analyzing survey data, visual collections, and more.

Mapping

Esri Story Maps let users combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. They make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story."

Neatline allows scholars, students, and curators to tell stories with maps and timelines. As a suite of add-on tools for Omeka, it opens new possibilities for hand-crafted, interactive spatial and temporal interpretation.

HistoryPin is a place for people to share photos and stories, telling the histories of their local communities.

For more digital mapping ideas, please see our GIS LibGuide.