Immigration Station update

This week, Immigration Station revisited the mark-up we completed for Trump's Phoenix speech. We discussed some issues that we've had with tagging, such as trying to identify how certain terms should be tagged. We also discussed how we are going to approach the text from the actual debates; we'll do this by searching for the word "immigration" and then reading the surrounding material so that we don't have to pick through unrelated information from the rest of the debates.

Illustrious Children Update

This past week was devoted to cleaning up our five selected stories after running the google books epub copy through the calibre program. The most common mistakes were when the print was too blurred and the letters too close together for the program to distinguish, or when they were spaced too far apart. After the text was clean, we began basic structural markup, to transform it into a document that can be read and manipulated by computers, not just humans.

Asian Poetry Weekly Post 4

    The right definition of transformation here means transforming our XML document into other types of documents to satisfy multi-purposing. Since we are doing network analysis, we are going to use cytoscape to draw network map. We are going to transform our XML into a CSV document by XSLT first. To draw a map in cytoscape, we should draw a table which contains at least three columns: one is the active node, one is the relationship type, and one is the target node.

Lecture: DH and Design

Digital Humanities + Design

This posting has been updated to reflect a change in the date and time

Paolo Ciuccarelli of the Density Design Lab and Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano will give a public lecture on Digital Humanities + Design at 5:00pm on Tuesday February 21st in CMU's Studio for Creative Inquiry, College of Fine Arts Building, Room 111. All are welcome to attend. The talk coincides with the Density Design team's arrival for a week-long design sprint with the CMU digital humanities project, Six Degrees of Francis Bacon.

Shaobai Weekly Post

Since we learned a little about KML and other research method pertinent to geography, I am going to recommend a data visualization software which could reflect data on maps. It may help you in your project conclusion.

The software is called Tableau. It could do a lot of things, but I especially want to show you its function about geography. It provides a examplary worksheet about the obesity rate in the United States.

Illustrious Children Update

This week our group met twice: once on Sunday and once on our usual day, Wednesday. On Sunday we converted the PDF of our text into a plain text file using Calibre, set up accounts on Github, and added collaborators. We also set the goal to have five specific tales from the book to focus on selected for Wednesday, and to start thinking about the particulars of our research questions.

Immigration Station Weekly Update

This week’s group goal was largely devoted to developing a system in which we could systematically and uniformly identify and label any of the different themes we would find when analyzing discourse on immigration. Chris found an initial document to use to begin to formulate our XML markup in a Donald Trump immigration policy speech that he delivered in Arizona while on the campaign trail.

Asian Poetry Weekly Post 3

This week, the Tang poetry branch has determined the document analysis and schema design. We integrated xml:id into the markup. Id is unique and each person could get an id. The advantage of this method is that information about each poet can be written on another xml file which functions as database, making the markup on the main text less complicated. Therefore, we will have two xml document (main texts and personography) and two schemas for each of the document.

Chris Montgomery Weekly Post

Currently the biggest problem that I am facing is deciding on what to tag in these political speeches and debates in order to best illustrate immigration discourse. Unfortunately, critical discourse analysis tends to pride itself in being problem rather than discipline oriented, and as such discretion on how to demonstrate the problem is for the most part left to the researcher. In going over a trump immigration speech I focused mostly on highlighting common tropes or frames of references. One thing I found was I had lots of trouble being consistent in tagging these tropes.

Fractured Lands -- Now Immigration Station Update 2

In the wake of being denied publishing rights to Fractured Lands we have decided to go with the critical discourse analysis. Last week we decided upon choosing immigration (a rather broad definition including the likes of refugee resettlement for example) as the discourse to analyze. On Monday we me and spent most of our time working on technical stuff such as establishing accounts and our project on Github. Following the meeting I sent out some works that would provide a general understanding of the applications of critical discourse analysis for all of us to read.

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