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From the Margins to the Center: A Method to Mine and Model Complex Relational Data from French Language Historical Texts

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Presentation for the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Annual Conference (9-12 July 2019, Utrecht, Netherlands) Long Abstract ­­In humanistic research, Named Entity Recognition is highly useful, but it mines surface data, rather than revealing the complex nature of relationships between these entities. Named Entity Recognition (NER) extracts the names of…

Detecting Latent Textual Bias with Topic Modeling and Sentiment Analysis (DH 2022)

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Presented at the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations annual conference, 2022, Online. Abstract Bias detection is an emerging area of research for digital humanists, computational linguists, and information studies scholars, alike, who point to biases inherent in our algorithms, software, tools, and platforms, but we are only just beginning to…

Settler Colonialism in the US and French Algeria: A Comparative Overview

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I am not the first to make the remarkable comparison between the colonization of French Algeria and that of United States’ territories. Rather, mid-nineteenth century French statesmen conscientiously used the United States as a benchmark of progress in their Algerian endeavor. This may account for at least some of the…

Settler Colonialism Uncovered: A New DH Project on the Horizon

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As a Cultural Heritage Informatics fellow, I am taking the first step toward making information about two prototypes of settler colonization – the United States and French Algeria – available for high school and undergraduate students and educators, as well as early-stage researchers and the general public through a website,…

Setting up a Comparison: Settler Colonization in the American Midwest and French Algeria

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Why do a comparative study? Why choose these two very different and seemingly unrelated regions? I’ve received these questions often enough that they merit an explanation. Please bear with me as my response is a little lengthy. This is a complex project! I’ve added subheadings to make navigating this post…