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.
Presenter: Mmasibidi Setaka & Andiswa Bukula (SADiLaR)
The workshop aims to introduce participants to computational analysis of text through Voyant, a freely available, online tool. The session will provide a combination of presentations, demos and practical hands-on exercises. It may specifically appeal to individuals looking at new ways to include computational analysis or comparisons in their existing research data gathering and analysis steps and those working with large digital text data sets.
Presenter: Laurinda van Tonder (Applied Linguistics, UJ)
Autshumato is a collection of open-source (free) translation tools funded by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture (DSAC) and developed by CTexT. The Autshumato Integrated Translation Environment (ITE) includes access to translation memories, machine translation and glossaries to help translators do their work more effectively. It can be adapted to aid translation between any two languages. The workshop will introduce participants to using computational methods to assist translation activities. At the end of the session, participants will be able to use the Autshumato ITE as a tool to do translations on their own laptops.