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Entity Linking Research Paper Works with WWO Data

Entity Linking Research Paper Works with WWO Data

We are thrilled to share the publication of From Zero to Hero: Human-In-The-Loop Entity Linking in Low Resource Domains by Jan-Christoph Klie, Richard Eckart de Castilho, and Iryna Gurevych. The project focused on improving entity linking (EL) annotation by presenting a Human-In-The-Loop annotation approach to speed up the annotation process and make it less tedious.  From Zero to Hero worked with three datasets, including data from Women Writers Online (WWO). Documents from WWO have been annotated with named entities and…

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The WWP begins research on the representation of racial identities in early women’s writing

The WWP begins research on the representation of racial identities in early women’s writing

We are excited to announce that the WWP has begun work on a new project, “Representing Racial Identity in Early Women’s Writing,” funded by a Northeastern University TIER 1 grant awarded to professors Julia Flanders and Nicole Aljoe.  This project will develop new text encoding protocols and prototype data visualizations with attention to the representation of race in the Women Writers Online collection of early women’s texts. We will also convene an international group of scholars who work in critical…

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New reviews added to Women Writers in Review

New reviews added to Women Writers in Review

We’re excited to share that we’ve added six new reviews to Women Writers in Review (WWiR), a collection of close to 700 eighteenth- and nineteenth-century reviews, publication notices, literary histories, and other texts responding to works in Women Writers Online (WWO).  WWiR is always open access and can be used as a resource for research and teaching—or just for fun.  For those wanting to teach with the collection, we have a series of guides and assignments:  Teaching with Women Writers…

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New interactive visualization of “The Almanacks of Mary Moody Emerson”

New interactive visualization of “The Almanacks of Mary Moody Emerson”

We are delighted to share this new interactive visualization of The Almanacks of Mary Moody Emerson: A Scholarly Digital Edition, a collaboration between editors Noelle A. Baker and Sandra Harbert Petrulionis and the Women Writers project to edit, transcribe, and encode Emerson’s Almanacks for publication in Women Writers Online (WWO).  Based on code created by Sarah Campell and Zheng-yan Yu, this interactive visualization interface was developed as part of the Intertextual Networks project, a three-year research initiative funded in part…

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Women Writers Online is free for the month of March

Women Writers Online is free for the month of March

Update: We know that many classes have been disrupted due to the COVID-19 outbreak, so we wanted to share that we will be keeping Women Writers Online free until April 17th. We are thrilled 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 420 texts written and translated by women published between 1526 and 1850.  We also invite you to explore…

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New visualizations for Intertextual Networks

New visualizations for Intertextual Networks

We are very excited to share two new visualizations developed by Nicole Samay and Ana Pastore y Piontti, Network Science Institute, using data from the Intertextual Networks project. Intertextual Networks is a three-year research project funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, focusing on intertextuality in early women’s writing. This collaborative research initiative examines the citation and quotation practices of the authors represented in Women Writers Online (WWO) to explore and theorize the representation of intertextuality. As part of…

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New WWP Series on Early Women’s Intertextual Networks

New WWP Series on Early Women’s Intertextual Networks

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Intertextual Networks series on the open-access Women Writers in Context platform! Intertextual Networks is a three-year research project funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, focusing on intertextuality in early women’s writing. This collaborative research initiative examines the citation and quotation practices of the authors represented in Women Writers Online (WWO) to explore and theorize the representation of intertextuality. As part of this project, we…

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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 will once again be free during the month of March, in celebration of Women’s History Month. This collection includes more than 400 texts written and translated by women, first 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 by the works in…

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Call for Participation: Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist

Call for Participation: Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist

Applications are invited for participation in a new series of advanced institutes on text analysis, sponsored by the Northeastern University Women Writers Project with generous funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. These events will introduce teachers and researchers at varied levels of expertise to the text analysis methods and interpretive questions arising from word embedding models, which represent connections between words as computable spatial relationships. These institutes will explore practical techniques and also interpretive outcomes, working with simple,…

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Announcing “Thirty Years, Thirty Ideas”

Announcing “Thirty Years, Thirty Ideas”

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Women Writers Project, we are announcing a new series of short explorations of Women Writers Online: “Thirty Years, Thirty Ideas.” In this series, authors will consider a single topic—such as reading, childbirth, war, servants, clothing, or the environment—as an entry point into the WWO collection. The essays in the series, published on our open-access Women Writers in Context platform, are aimed at kindling excitement in readers and helping them to discover new…

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