Please note, this schedule is still being finalized and may shift slightly.

Logistics of the Class

Faculty, librarians, staff, and students at institutions participating in the beta evaluation of Constellate may attend our Introduction to Text Analytics course, taught by Nathan Kelber.  It is an 8-session, 4-week course.  We will run identical sessions (morning and afternoon) on Tuesdays and Thursdays between July 20 and August 12.

This class is open to anyone on your campus with an interest and we encourage you to advertise the class.

Please register for the workshop to receive the class log-in information and password for accessing the recordings.

The sessions run for 90 minutes and will start at 10 am and 3:30 pm Eastern.  You are welcome to attend either session on each day, as best fits your schedule.

Week Day Topic/Notebook
Week 1 Tue, Jul 20 Why Learn Text Analytics?
Thu, Jul 22 Python Basics I
Week 2 Tue, Jul 27 Python Basics II
Thu, Jul 29 Python Basics III
Week 3 Tue, Aug 3 Exploring Metadata
Thu, Aug 5 Exploring Word Frequencies
Week 4 Tue, Aug 10 Significant Terms (TF-IDF)
Thu, Aug 12 Topic Modeling (LDA)

For those more experienced folks, feel free to start mid-way through when we begin text analytics work.  

Please note, all sessions will be recorded so we can make them available to attendees of the course.  We may also publicly share the recording of the afternoon session.  Feel free to log in with the video off and use a pseudonym when entering the session (email addresses are not visible in the recordings). We will not publicly share the morning session with people who did not sign-up for the class.

Recordings

Recordings will be posted the day after each class.

Day Zoom Recordings Chats
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Why Learn text Mining? First Session Recording Why Learn text Mining? First Session Chat
Nathan's Slide Deck Why Learn text Mining? Second Session Recording Why Learn text Mining? Second Session Chat
Thursday, May 6, 2021 Python Basics I. First Session Recording Python Basics I. First Session Chat
Python Basics I. Second Session Recording Python Basics I. Second Session Chat
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Python Basics II. First Session Recording Python Basics II. First Session Chat
Python Basics II. Second Session Recording Python Basics II. Second Session Chat
Thursday, May 13, 2021 Python Basics III. First Session Recording Python Basics III. First Session Chat
Python Basics III. Second Session Recording Python Basics III. Second Session Chat
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Exploring Metadata. First Session Recording Exploring Metadata. First Session Chat
Exploring Metadata. Second Session Recording Exploring Metadata. Second Session Chat
Thursday, May 20, 2021 Exporing Word Frequencies. First Session Recording Exporing Word Frequencies. First Session Chat
Exporing Word Frequencies. Second Session Recording Exporing Word Frequencies. Second Session Chat
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Significant Terms (TF-IDF). First Session Recording Significant Terms (TF-IDF). First Session Chat
Significant Terms (TF-IDF). Second Session Recording Significant Terms (TF-IDF). Second Session Chat
Thursday, May274, 2021 Topic Modeling (LDA). First Session Recording Topic Modeling (LDA). First Session Chat
Topic Modeling (LDA). Second Session Recording Topic Modeling (LDA). Second Session Chat

About the Instructor

Nathan Kelber is the Community Engagement Lead for JSTOR Labs and the director of the Text Analysis Pedagogy Institute. In addition to his teaching role with Constellate, he has taught text analysis and digital humanities courses at the University of Maryland, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Wayne State University.

Time Zone Conversions

For you convenience, some common time zone conversions for our sessions are below, but please double check for yourself!

10 am EDT Session 3:30 pm EDT Session
9 am in Chicago 2:30 pm in Chicago
7 am in Tucson 12:30 pm in Tucson
7 am in San Francisco 12:30 pm in San Francisco
3 pm in London 8:30 pm in London
7:30 pm in New Delhi 1 am in New Delhi (next day)
10 pm in Manila 3:30 am in Manila (next day)
Midnight in Sydney 5:30 am in Sydney (next day)