Text Analysis

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J. Stephen Downie
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. J. Stephen Downie is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School
of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He is Director International Music Information
Retrieval Systems Evaluation Laboratory (IMIRSEL). Professor Downie is
Principal Investigator on the Networked Environment for Music Analysis
(NEMA) and the Music-to-Knowledge (M2K) music data-mining
projects. He has been very active in the establishment of the Music
Information Retrieval and Music Digital Library communities through his
ongoing work with the ISMIR series of MIR conferences as a member of the
ISMIR steering committee.

Fields of Interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis, Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives, Collaborative Technologies, Music Cognition

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Peter Robinson
Director
Institution for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing
University of Birmingham
itsee.bham.ac.uk

Peter Robinson is Co-Director of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is developer of the texual-editing program Collate, used by many textual editing projects worldwide, and of the Anastasia electronic publishing system. He is director of the Canterbury Tales Project, and was editor of its first major electronic publication, The Wife of Bath’s Prologue on CD-ROM (Cambridge UP, 1996.) He has published and lectured on matters relating to computing and textual editing, on text encoding, digitization, and electronic publishing, and on Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. He is active in the development of standards for digital resources, as a past board member of the Text Encoding Initiative and as leader of the EU funded MASTER project.

Fields of interest: Text Analysis, Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives, Electronic Literature

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Drayton C. Benner
Ph.D. student
Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations
University of Chicago

I am a PhD student at the University of Chicago in Northwest Semitic Philology and also do software development for a small company that makes ancient texts available electronically (among other things), having studied computer science and math as an undergrad and worked as a software engineer before turning my attention to semitics.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Mobile Devices, Performance

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Richard Whaling
M.S. candidate
Computer Science
University of Chicago

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics

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Charles M. Cooney
Ph.D.
ARTFL Project

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Information Retrieval

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Ron Zacharski
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
University of Mary Washington
www.zacharski.org

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics

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Beata Beigman Klebanov
Post-doctoral fellow
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University
http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/~beata/Blank.html

I am a computational linguist, interested in text analysis from a variety of perspectives — experimental, theoretical, computational, applied. I am particularly interested in viewed text as a collaborative enterprise between the author and the reader, and what this entails in terms of author and reader strategies. I am currently working on political rhetoric from this perspective.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Computational Linguistics, Semantic Search, Music Cognition

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Erin McKean
CEO, Alphabeticall
wordnik.com

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Computational Linguistics, Electronic Literature, Semantic Search

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Tom Knab
CIO
College of Arts and Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
http://artsci.case.edu/bakernord/doku.php

I’m interested in working with people developing and implementing the best tools and approaches for supporting digital humanities for research, collaboration and teaching. I have particular interest in networked tools for collaboration and communication. The faculty, students and other scholars associated with our Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University are using some digital tools and resources, and would like to engage with the burgeoning national digital humanities community.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, GIS/Mapping, Computational Linguistics, Libraries/Digital Archives, Gaming, Mobile Devices, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations, Computational Art, Semantic Search, Performance, Collaborative Technologies, Music Cognition

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Clovis Gladstone
Ph.D. candidate
Romance Languages and Literatures
University of Chicago

Fields of Interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics, Libraries/Digital Archives, Electronic Literature, Semantic Search, Performance, Collaborative Technologies

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Catherine Keich
Graduate Student
Department of Technical Communication
Illinois Institute of Technology

Fields of Interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives, Semantic Search, Collaborative Technologies

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Cora Angier Sowa
Ph.D.
Minerva Systems

http://www.minervaclassics.com

Hello! I am an independent scholar working under the name “Minerva Systems.” I am currently developing a suite of programs called “The Minerva System for Study of Literary Texts,” a set of interactive tools for building and carrying out a project using the computer to study literary material. It uses methods of project planning borrowed from the scientific and commercial world, in which I worked for a number of years. Also included are programs to perform specific tasks, such as content/cluster analysis. The interactive part includes lots of pictures and other graphic material. My adaptation of these methods is based on classes I taught in the English Department of St. John’s University (New York). (I think my ideal target audience would be students and scholars of literature who like to play video games!)

As a scholar and by training, I am a Classicist. My scholarly specialty is ancient Greek oral epic — Homer, Hesiod, and (especially) the Homeric Hymns, the subject of my book, “Traditional Themes and the Homeric Hymns.” I have also written on the persistence of mythic themes (such as the Journey to the Underworld, the Meeting with the Goddess) from ancient epic (the popular entertainment of their day) in today’s movies. This summer’s “WALL-E” was a great example!

Fields of Interest: Text Analysis , Information Retrieval, Gaming, Collaborative Technologies

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Abra Johnson
Lecturer Sociology/M.A./applying for Ph.D.
City Colleges of Chicago/Thick Routes Performance Collage

http://cbdcollaboration.wetpaint.com/

My past research and current interests encompass an examination of the critical role of hip-hop music as a U. S. “ambassador” to the global markets of identity, culture, and economics negotiated in the realm of mass-mediated popular cultures. Using hip-hop as a template for future studies incorporating Chicago house music, I seek to move beyond the well-known but oversimplified dichotomy of hegemony and resistance that frames sociological analyses of hip-hop, overlook the critical importance and reflection of the artists’ sociocultural capital as (U.S.) Americans (not just African-American, Latino, Asian-American, etc.), and exclude the complex implications of the music produced by women. Key foci for me include the nuanced/subtle, the sometimes oppressive/contradictory, and the resistive/expansive performative and lyrical practices and symbols, carried and expressed by women in hip-hop, and especially house, as they concurrently act as socializers of culture, both at home and abroad.

I am currently assisting in the development of a wiki site Consuming Blackness Diasporically, that explores black cultural expressive traditions in a setting of global dialogue. Connecting communities in Chicago/US, Trinidad and Brazil, the CBD project moves from mapping each unique cultural form and practice (house, rapso/pan/folk/orisha, and capoeira) to exploring the creative dialogue that emerges by putting these expressive traditions in conversation with each other.

Fields of Interest: Text Analysis, Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives, Electronic Literature, Performance, Collaborative Technologies

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Robert Neiser
Ph.D. candidate
Germanic Studies
University of Chicago

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Computational Linguistics

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Cheryl Ball
Editor, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy
English
Illinois State University
www.ceball.com

I’m interested in the intersections of aesthetics and rhetorics in digital texts, with a focus on multimodal, digital scholarship.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Semantic Search, Performance

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Robin Valenza
Assistant Professor
English
University of Chicago

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics, Libraries/Digital Archives, Semantic Search

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Loretta Auvil
Senior Project Coordinator
UIUC
www.seasr.org

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Semantic Search

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Chad Kainz
Sr. Director, Academic Technologies
University of Chicago
http://nsit.uchicago.edu/academic

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives, Gaming, Mobile Devices, Modelling/Simulations, Semantic Search, Collaborative Technologies

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Amy Stafford
Masters candidate
English and Film Studies
University of Alberta

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Libraries/Digital Archives

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Kurt Fendt
Principal Research Associate / Director of HyperStudio
Comparative Media Studies/Foreign Languages and Literatures
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
hyperstudio.mit.edu

As Director of MIT’s HyperStudio – Lab for Digital Humanities I am interested in exploring innovative approaches to research and education in Digital Humanities across a wide range of humanistic fields with special interests in: text and data visualization, collaborative research and teaching tools, and the integration of user-created content into existing digital archives.

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, GIS/Mapping, Libraries/Digital Archives, Mobile Devices, Electronic Literature, Semantic Search, Collaborative Technologies, Cinematic Syntax

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Brijeet Dhaliwal
Library Technology Manager
Illinois Institute of Technology

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Libraries/Digital Archives, Electronic Literature, Collaborative Technologies

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Dr. Patricia Brauner
Music
Center for Italian Opera Studies, University of Chicago
http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/ciao/

I am a musicologist engaged in publishing critical editions of Rossini’s music. Besides 19th-century Italian opera, I am interested in medieval music and liturgy, manuscript studies, and problems of editing.

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives

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David Mei
Student
UIC

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Gaming, Modelling/Simulations, Computational Art

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Jesus Duran
Undergraduate Student
UIC

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Gaming, Mobile Devices, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Semantic Search, Performance

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Michael Jinks
Systems Administrator
Academic Technologies
University of Chicago

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, GIS/Mapping, Computational Linguistics, Gaming, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Semantic Search, Performance, Collaborative Technologies, Music Cognition

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Kaylea H Champion
Staff
Project Bamboo
www.projectbamboo.org

As the Demonstrator Project Manager for the Bamboo Planning Process, I’m interested in the breadth and depth of digital humanities, with a particular focus on areas where improved coordination, infrastructure, and shareable resources have the potential to better enable research for arts & humanities scholars. I am also the director of Scholarly Technology and Research Computing, part of the central IT group at the University of Chicago.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, GIS/Mapping, Computational Linguistics, Libraries/Digital Archives, Gaming, Mobile Devices, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Semantic Search, Performance, Collaborative Technologies, Music Cognition, Cinematic Syntax

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Neil Smalheiser
MD-PhD Associate Professor
Psychiatry
UIC
http://arrowsmith.psych.uic.edu

Neuroscientist studying the role of microRNAs and other small RNAs in synaptic plasticity.

Informatics project devoted to developing tools to enhance scientific discovery and collaboration.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics, Libraries/Digital Archives, Modelling/Simulations, Semantic Search, Collaborative Technologies

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John Tolva
Program Manager
IBM
http://www.ascentstage.com

John Tolva is the Senior Program Manager for Cultural Strategy and Programs for Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs at the Center for IBM Solution Innovation in Chicago. This position combines a knowledge of culture and the humanities with an understanding of IBM’s newest technologies and related business unit needs, markets and objectives.

John holds a Masters in Information Design and Technology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters in English Literature from Washington University. Mr. Tolva is on the editorial board of the ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage. He maintains a personal website at www.ascentstage.com.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Computational Linguistics, Libraries/Digital Archives, Gaming, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations, Electronic Literature, Music Cognition

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Bill Sterner
Lecturer, Dir. MacLab
Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science
U of Chicago

I’ve long been interested in crossover projects between computing and the humanities, and have taught a variety of courses related to themes of “computer programming as a liberal art.” I’m currently working on a monograph on Aristotle’s Poetics as a productive science that may someday have implications for thinking about artifactual design. Brenda Laurel’s Computers as Theater would be in a related domain space.

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics, Libraries/Digital Archives, Modelling/Simulations, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Semantic Search, Collaborative Technologies, Cinematic Syntax

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Bei Yu
Postdoc
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University
www.beiyu.info

I am a postdoc researcher at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. I am interested in text mining applications in social sciences and humanities. Currently I am working on language technologies for opinion analysis in political and business domains.
Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Electronic Literature, Semantic Search

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Russell Horton
Programmer/Analyst
DLDC/ARTFL
University of Chicago

Programmer working on text search, machine learning, text mining and text reuse detection in the Humanities.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics, Libraries/Digital Archives, Semantic Search

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Mark Olsen
ARTFL Project
Romance Languages
University of Chicago
http://markvolsen.blogspot.com/

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives, Semantic Search

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Brandon Montgomery
Professor of Humanities
Interdisciplinary Humanities
Manatee College

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives

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Manan Ahmed
Ph.D.
Humanities Computing
University of Chicago

I am interested in updating: T. A. Bancroft, “Practical Organizational Plans for a Complete University Computing Service,” The American Statistician, Vol. 15, No. 5 (Dec., 1961), pp. 10-18

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , GIS/Mapping, Libraries/Digital Archives

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Richard Buchner
President/CEO
Hyde Park Systems Group
www.hydeparksystems.com

We develop software to assist research writers in all diciplines. I am interested in the thought process and methods used by writers. I am also interested in devices other than the PC.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Electronic Literature, Semantic Search

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Perry Trolard
Assistant Director
Humanities Digital Workshop
Washington U in Saint Louis
http://hdw.artsci.wustl.edu

The Humanities Digital Workshop is a DH shop in the college’s computing department that supports a variety of projects, to this point primarily electronic scholarly editions. I’m interested in ways to make these editions fruitful for readers & researchers, & in ways to reveal the data they represent through text-analytic & visualization tools.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, GIS/Mapping, Computational Linguistics, Libraries/Digital Archives

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Patricia Hswe
Project Manager for NDIIPP Partner Projects
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
http://blog.lis.uiuc.edu/pvw/

I am interested in digital libraries, with special emphasis on metadata issues (creation, standardization, access, semantics, usability); use and users of digital resources; digital collection management and development; and digital project management. Like others in my field, I believe the digital humanities offer scholars at the junior-faculty level many opportunities to do innovative, original research and break from the typically restrictive route to tenure in ways possibly transcending the intellectual gains of the scholarly monograph.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives, Gaming, Electronic Literature, Semantic Search, Collaborative Technologies

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Maojin Jiang
Ph.D. student
Computer Science
Illinois Institute of Technology

On my radar of research interests, there are text/web mining, sentiment/subjectivity analysis, social network analysis, web search, topic- and non topic-based text categorization, computational linguistics, statistical learning, machine learning, AI, etc. More recently, I’m focusing on automatically determining political orientation from political blogs.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics

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Shlomo Argamon
Associate Professor
Computer Science
Illinois Institute of Technology
http://lingcog.iit.edu

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics, Semantic Search

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Martin Mueller
Professor of English and Classics
Department of English
Northwestern University
http://panini.northwestern.edu/mmueller

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis

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Douglas Knox
Director of Publication and Digital Initiatives
Newberry Library

I was managing editor of the Encyclopedia of Chicago and have been involved in a number of other digital publication projects ranging from historical GIS reference works to online exhibits. I’m interested in how the digitization of the cultural record can serve scholarly and public purposes. I am particularly interested in the intersections of developments in digital humanities and digital libraries, and what libraries and archives look like when we ask them not just to support search, but the work of historical inference.

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, GIS/Mapping, Libraries/Digital Archives

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Daniel Diermeier
Professor
Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis

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Bob Taylor
Director
Academic & Research Technologies
Northwestern University

I’m director of the academic computing organization at Northwestern University. Software developers in Academic & Research Technologies have tackled interesting work in the areas of audio archives (NSF Digital LIbraries in the Classroom program), high-resolution image viewers, text analysis frameworks (WordHoard, MONK in-progress), cultural heritage digitization projects (high-resolution sculpture and mural efforts in Dunhuang and Xian, China), on-line book and manuscript presentation models (Vesalius project, The Encyclopedia of Chicago), and repository interoperability issues.

One of the areas of research computing investigation this fall at NU is development and planning for science hubs: services and software for supporting the work of on-line, “virtual organizations” of large scale, multi-university research teams on NSF, NIH or NASA projects. I’m interested in eventually understanding whether the cyberinfrastructure work that is being done for distributed research teams on large-scale science projects will hold any value for the smaller-scale “craft” traditions (and usually, one-off tools) that have often characterized digital humanities efforts.

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, GIS/Mapping, Libraries/Digital Archives, Mobile Devices, Modelling/Simulations, Collaborative Technologies

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Jo Guldi
PhD / Mellon Postdoc in Digital History
University of Chicago
http://www.joguldi.com

Howdy! I’m the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital History within Chicago’s History Department, where I’m teaching new methodologies in information sorting and the history of information revolutions since Gutenberg. As a scholar, I’m writing about the history of the infrastructure state in Britain as it reengineered the relationship between state, market, and everyday life.

I’ve been blogging for upwards of five years now, and I’ve used web 2.0 technologies as an activist before using them to connect interdisciplinary scholars interested in the emerging field of Landscape Studies. I’m broadly interesting in text and visual analysis and promoting new strategies for academic publishing using Web 2.0 technologies. I’m excited about meeting other folks and learning! Say hi!

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, GIS/Mapping, Libraries/Digital Archives

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Eneida Mendonca
MD, PhD
Computation Institute
University of Chicago

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics, Mobile Devices, Semantic Search

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Naglaa Saad Mohamed Hassan
Ph.D candidate
English
Fayoum University

I’m an assistant lecturer in the English Department, faculty of Arts, Fayoum University, Egypt. I teach courses of English language , British and American Poetry and Listening. I’m a Ph. D candidate , working on the work of Derek Walcott, The Noble Prize winning Caribbean poet.

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Computational Linguistics, Electronic Literature, Semantic Search

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Worthy Martin
Comp.Sci. & IATH
University of Virginia
www.iath.virginia.edu

Computer Science faculty with half-time research appointment as Associate Director for Technology in the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia.
Research interests include image processing, dynamic scene analysis, information retrieval and data structuring, e.g., mark-up and databases (oh, and even some Genetic Algorithms on occasion).

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, GIS/Mapping, Libraries/Digital Archives

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Jason Rhody
Senior Program Officer
Office of Digital Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities
http://www.neh.gov/odh

Jason Rhody is a Senior Program Officer in the Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Previously, he worked in NEH’s Division of Education Programs in support of the EDSITEment project, which facilitates the use of technology and online humanities resources in the K-12 classroom. Jason received his master’s degree in English from the University of Maryland, and his current PhD research examines new media narrative forms within the framework of literary, media, and game studies. Prior to joining the Endowment, he worked at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), contributing to and advising digital humanities projects while teaching courses in literature and digital media.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Libraries/Digital Archives, Gaming, Electronic Literature

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Orion Montoya
Computational Lexicographer
http://mdcclv.com

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Mobile Devices, Computational Art, Collaborative Technologies

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Dr. Maki Miyake
Osaka University

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Computational Linguistics

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Betsy Kruger
Associate Professor
University Library
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/blog/digitizedbotw/

Head of digital content creation at University Library.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Semantic Search

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Myung-Ja Han
Metadata Librarian
University of Illinois

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , GIS/Mapping, Libraries/Digital Archives, Electronic Literature, Semantic Search

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Roxana Girju
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/girju/

I am interested in Computational Linguistics / Natural Language Processing. The focus on my research is on meaning and I attempt to understand the role of semantics and pragmatics in supporting intelligent inference and use this understanding to develop systems that learn and make intelligent inferences in complex domains.
The target areas of application have been Information Extraction and Retrieval, Question Answering, Text Data Mining, Machine Learning, and Machine Translation. More recently I added Language Evolution, Computer Vision, and Bioinformatics.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics, Semantic Search

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Sofia J. Athenikos
Ph.D. Student
College of Information Science and Technology
Drexel University
http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~sj94/

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, GIS/Mapping, Computational Linguistics, Gaming, Mobile Devices, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations, Computational Art, Semantic Search, Music Cognition, Cinematic Syntax, Artificial Intelligence (Knowledge Representation and Reasoning), Semantic Web (Description Logics, Rules, Ontologies), Visual Analytics, Intelligence and Security Informatics, Conceptual Modeling

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D. Sculley, Ph.D.
Google
www.cs.tufts.edu/~dsculley

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives

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Susan Brown
Director, Orlando Project
English
Universities of Alberta and Guelph
www.ualberta.ca/ORLANDO

Interested in tools and interfaces for literary analysis, markup that supports it, and collaborative systems that would make wide-spread participation in the creation of high-quality online resources possible.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, GIS/Mapping, Collaborative Technologies

Update: Unable to attend due to illness.

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Dr. Catherine Mardikes
University of Chicago

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Information Retrieval, Electronic Literature, Semantic Search

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Kenneth Bloom
Ph.D. candidate
Computer Science
Illinois Institute of Technology
http://www.iit.edu/~kbloom1/

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics

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Elena Bashir
Ph.D.
SALC
University of Chicago

Non-computational linguist, but interested in learning about new intersections of linguistics and technology.

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , GIS/Mapping, Semantic Search

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Morgan Elmore
Web & Digital Library Specialist
Center for Research Libraries

I am a web developer and programmer working predominantly on creating search and discovery interfaces for traditional and digitized library materials. CRL digitizes items on-demand for its members and is always on the look-out for ways to increase the discoverability and usefulness of these materials for researchers.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives, Semantic Search, Collaborative Technologies

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Chris Bench
Ph.D. Candidate
English
University of Chicago

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Modelling/Simulations, Electronic Literature, Computational Art

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Brad Pasanek
Assistant Professor
English Department
University of Virginia
http://metaphorized.net/

I am a professor of eighteenth-century British literature who practices “distant reading” and text mining. I am busy composing a dictionary that analyzes thousands of metaphors of mind collected from print and electronic editions of Restoration and eighteenth-century prose, plays, and poems. I have assembled, taxonomized, and alphabetized these metaphors in order to give a broad characterization of one aspect of eighteenth-century discourse. Technology enables my approach to discourse, but my research remains situated in the longer tradition of philology and intellectual history.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Libraries/Digital Archives

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Mike Ryan
Undergraduate Student
Mathematics and Computer Science
Duquesne University
www.jgaap.com

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Information Retrieval, Semantic Search, Collaborative Technologies

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Stéfan Sinclair
Associate Professor
Communication Studies & Multimedia
McMaster University
http://stefansinclair.name/

Stéfan Sinclair is an Associate Professor of Multimedia. His areas of interest include content analysis and data mining, experimental visualization interfaces, computational linguistics, and database design. He is the creator or co-developer of online Digital Humanities tools such as HyperPo (hyperpo.org), the TAPoR Portal (portal.tapor.ca), the Humanities Visualization Project (humviz.org), and BonPatron (bonpatron.com).

Interests: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics, Mobile Devices, Semantic Search, Collaborative Technologies, Serendipity..

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Patrick Juola
Associate Professor
Mathematics and Computer Science
Duquesne University
http://www.mathcs.duq.edu

I’m interested in developing programs for text analysis, and in particular for authorship attribution, concept analysis and index generation, and for the generation of conjectures for DH research.

Interests: Text Analysis, Computational Linguistics

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John Noecker Jr.
Undergraduate Student
Computer Science and Mathematics
Duquesne University

I am an undergraduate student at Duquesne University pursuing a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics. For the past year and a half I have been working with Dr. Juola on the Java Graphical Authorship Attribution Package (JGAAP), which I have recently begun to use for more interesting problems, such as the one I will be presenting at the colloquium.

My research interests include text classification, particularly authorship attribution, and machine learning techniques. I also studied classification techniques for speaker verification at the 2008 CLSP Workshop on Human Language Technologies at the Johns Hopkins University. I will graduate in May of 2009 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics, and hope to go on to study machine learning and text classification at the PhD level next fall.

Interests: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis, Computational Linguistics

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Lee Konrad
Director, Memorial Library
UW-Madison
http://www.library.wisc.edu/

I am the Director of Memorial Library, the Humanities and Social Science research library.

Interests: Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives, Mobile Devices, Electronic Literature

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