Text Analysis Tasting Menu: A Sampling of Available Tools
Are you interested in analyzing large bodies of texts, or teaching text analysis in your class? Not sure what tools are available for you to use? Join us to learn about some of the major tools for text analysis at the University of Toronto. This “Tasting Menu” workshop will introduce participants to the Gale Digital Scholar Lab, Constellate, Proquest TDM Studio Visualizations and Workbench, and the Hathi Trust Research Centre’s Algorithms and Data Capsule.
This session will include a brief introduction to each tool, outlining the type of interface and what collections are included. It will provide an overview on how to access each tool and create an account. Via a live demo, participants will learn how to build a custom dataset for analysis, upload their own texts or code, select and run analyses, export results, and, when possible, collaborate on projects with others.
This workshop will also include an introduction to text analysis, and tips on how to select the appropriate tool for your use case. A summary table will be distributed to attendees, along with links to further resources for those wishing to explore a particular tool in more detail.
A link to join the event online will be sent to registrants.
Note: many of today's examples are food-themed; feel free to grab a snack before attending!