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Craven’s Journey: NULab Research Project

Craven’s Journey: NULab Research Project

By Colleen Nugent, Ph.D. student, History For my NULab research project, I worked with the Women Writers Project at Northeastern. My overall goal was to add more context to a WWO text by providing map visualization to accompany a travel narrative. Before I could start on this project, I first had to learn text encoding using XML and TEI in Oxygen. I was embedded into the WWP as a text encoder, and fully encoded a text of my own before I began learning…

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Exploring English Translations of the Passover Haggadah in Word2Vec

Exploring English Translations of the Passover Haggadah in Word2Vec

By Avraham Roos This post is part of a series we will be publishing with projects from the WWP’s Institutes Series: Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist. This post is excerpted from Avraham Roos’s dissertation, “Why is This Translation Different from All Other Translations? A Linguistic and Cultural-Historical Analysis of English Translations of the Passover Haggadah from 1770 to Now.”     Former Google-employee Thomas Mikolov and colleagues introduced “Word2Vec” (Mikolov et al. 2013), a tool for learning continuous word embeddings…

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Women Writers Online is Free for the Month of March

Women Writers Online is Free for the Month of March

We are delighted to announce that Women Writers Online (WWO) will once again be free during the month of March in celebration of Women’s History Month. The collection contains more than 430 texts written and translated by women, published between 1526 and 1850. We also invite you to explore our other publications, which are always open access. These include Women Writers in Review (WWiR), a collection of close to 700 reviews of and responses to works in WWO, and Women…

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Are the romantics to blame? Exploring the WWP WordVectors Code as a Word Vectors Novice

Are the romantics to blame? Exploring the WWP WordVectors Code as a Word Vectors Novice

By Emily Miller Leading up to the July 2021 Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist workshop, I’d been doing some work with the WWP website and incubating a fledgling word2vec project as part of my work on the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities here at Northeastern. The workshop approached, and the R files were prepared and polished. All that was left was to give them a road test. As someone new-ish to DH and learning these tools for my own project,…

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