Exploring text with the Python Natural Language Toolkit

At the University of Melbourne’s Research Bazaar, we’re exploring digital tools for Humanities and Social Science scholars and are developing a course in the Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK) to help researchers and teachers perform quantitative analysis of large bodies of text.

If you’re interested in learning about how Natural Language Tool Kit  can be applied to text to analyse features of language, we’d love you to join us in this workshop. The materials are new, so we’re looking for your help to develop the course. There will be a brief introduction to some of the key features of Natural Language Tool Kit, and, time permitting, we’ll begin to explore some of the Malcolm Fraser archive, held by the University of Melbourne.

Please bring a laptop.

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Fiona Tweedie

About Fiona Tweedie

THATCamp Coordinator!

Fiona Tweedie was until recently a research and policy officer for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, before joining the University of Melbourne’s ITS Research Services group. As a research community manager for the humanities and social sciences, she is helping to build communities of researchers around tools including Tilemill and CartoDB. With a PhD in Roman history, she knows first hand the need for researchers to produce maps for themselves, and has created her own maps showing patterns of Roman colonisation. She is also an ambassador for the Open Knowledge Foundation, leading the organisation of the Victorian branch of GovHack 2014, a nationwide open data hackfest taking place in July.

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