Presenter: Prof Heather Brookes (Chair, Department of General Linguistics, Stellenbosch University)
Participants will gain experience in using ELAN to annotate video and audio recordings. No prior experience needed. ELAN (European Distributed Corpora Project Linguistic Annotator) is an annotation tool that allows users to create, edit, visualise and search annotations for video and audio data. ELAN is specifically designed for the analysis of language, sign language, and gestures, but it can be used for multi-media, video and/or audio data, for the purposes of annotation, analysis and documentation. Read more about ELAN at https://tla.mpi.nl/tools/tla-tools/elan/.
Presenter: Prof Menno van Zaanen (Digital Humanities Professor, SADiLaR)
In this workshop we will take a look at some fundamental skills that will get you started on your journey with text mining. To kick off, we will learn how to tell the computer what to search for. We will start out with simple search operations and explore their limitations. After that, we will look at more complex search operations. We will also introduce the first data wrangling steps for example converting text data into other formats for further processing. The workshop is accessible to humanities and social sciences students and researchers with no prior exposure to programming. We will not be covering any advanced text mining strategies or tools. Skills learned will be applicable in other aspects of research such as well, e.g. literature reviews.