TOME: Interactive TOpic Model and MEtadata Visualization

for_dh TOME is a tool to support the interactive exploration and visualization of text-based archives, supported by a Digital Humanities Startup Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (Lauren Klein and Jacob Eisenstein, co-PIs). Drawing upon the technique of topic modeling—a machine learning method for identifying the set of topics, or themes, in a document set—our tool allows humanities scholars to trace the evolution and circulation of these themes across networks and over time. 

Link to interactive prototype: http://tome.lmc.gatech.edu/

More information about the prototype can be found on its “About” page.

Publications related to this project include:

Presentations related to this project include:

    • “The Carework and Codework of the Digital Humanities.” Digital Humanities Colloquium, University of Georgia, March 2018. Also presented at the Keystone Digital Humanities Conference, Philadelphia, PA, July 2017.
    • “Developing and Sustaining Collaborative Research.” Roundtable. Modern Language Association, Austin, TX, January 2016.
    • The Carework and Codework of Nineteenth-Century Abolitionist Newspapers.” The Digital Antiquarian, American Antiquarian Society, May 2015.
    • “Beyond the Digital Surrogate: Discovery and Analysis of Digital Collections.” Roundtable. Digital Library Federation Forum, Atlanta, GA, October 2014.
    • “The Best-Laid Schemes: Reflections on Three Years of the NEH ODH Data Management Plan Requirement.” Roundtable. Digital Library Federation Forum, Atlanta, GA, October 2014.
    • Exploratory Thematic Analysis for Historical Newspaper Archives.” Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods. Emory University, April 2015. Also presented at Digital Humanities, Hamburg, Germany, July 2014.
    • “Towards a Thematic Method for Exploring Large Cultural Archives,” with Jacob Eisenstein. Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age, Havana, Cuba, December 2012.

    Contributors: Lauren Klein, Jacob Eisenstein, Adam Hayward, Nikita Bawa, Morgan Orangi, Caroline Foster, Iris Sun, Catherine Roshelli, Ana Smith.

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