September 03, 2019
More on my efforts to classify items as likely to be reviews and extract key information from book reviews, such as the reviewed author, the reviewed title, the book's publisher, the price, the likely genre, etc.
August 01, 2019
My presentation for the "New Horizons in Network Analysis" panel at the 2019 meeting of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH)
July 15, 2019
For the past four weeks (minus a week for Willa Cather camp), I've been doing some experiments with a large corpus of book reviews.
June 22, 2019
A copy of my recent conference presentation at the 2019 Cather International Seminar
June 10, 2019
In my last post, I discussed Paul Silvia's How to Write a Lot and promised to describe my book project in greater detail ...
June 07, 2019
Paul J. Silvia's "How to Write a Lot" is well worth reading if you are an academic who is about to launch a book project, but it's a generally good read if you struggle to prioritize your writing.
June 06, 2019
This summer I've been turning my attention back to my book project, which has been slowly taking shape for several years.
February 08, 2019
If you're a chess enthusiast like me, you've probably noticed no shortage of web-based ways to view the moves of previous games.
December 27, 2017
This post is response to Andrew Piper's recent "An Open Letter to the MLA"
October 01, 2017
In May of 1905, a review of The Troll Garden, Willa Cather’s first published collection of short stories, appeared in The New York Times
August 01, 2017
What follows is a copy of my remarks from a talk at Duquesne University in February 2017.
June 01, 2017
With the spring semester over, I've been coming back to a project I haven't worked on in almost a year.
December 15, 2016
Not very long ago, one of my colleagues hired a programmer for his institution's digital humanities initiative. In advertising the position, he designed a set of three challenges designed to test candidates for baseline competency with programming as it might apply to the humanities.
September 01, 2016
Since the late 1990s, the business world and academia alike have seen the rise of the data scientist. Though the term data science dates back to early 1960s, figure of the data scientist took on additional cache with the popularization of the World Wide Web and the data revolution that accompanied it.