We discussed the London workshop. We will add the following:
We will need sample texts for those who don't bring one.
We came up with a cool organizational correspondence between skins and our case studies. We essentially see 3-4 types of text analysis that correspond to different skins (arrangements of tools) for Voyeur.
Models 1 and 2 correspond to Case 1 (Now Analyze That., Model 3 to Case 2 (Humanist), and Model 4 to Case 3 (Day of DH.)
The introduction needs to be rewritten for this.
It strikes me that an interesting project would recapitulate important text analysis projects. This would try to do the following:
We discussed today whether the word "toy" in the "There's a toy in my essay" conveys the right idea. What are we getting at?
None the less there are some issues:
Reading Smith and Parunak I find myself wondering if we shouldn't try recreating some of their tools. Is there a role for the historical rearticulation (recreation, reanimation, remediation?) of particular tools that were significant. What would it meanIn statistics, the mean is the arithmetic average of a set of values. When used in text analysis, the set of values is the distribution of words in the source text, and the mean value the word with the occurrence rate closest to the average. For more information, see the Wikipedia. Return to Glossary. to try to reperform things like ARRAS or the distribution graphs that Parunak discusses?
Trying to read Smith's essay on "Image and Imagery" in Joyce's Portrait I realized today that there is lovely circularity to Smith and Joyce:
Now I need to look closely at the esthetical theory of Stephen Daedalus - I think that is, for Smith, a proto hermeneutic that shows the place of computational interpretation.
I need to float this by Stéfan - I wonder if we can recreate his algorithm.
In the phone conference today we discussed help systems now that we are pointing people to Voyeur.
I've been fascinated by the Canadian zombie movie Pontypool. I went through and transcribed the parts about the infection of language.
We had a conversation as we were reviewing the Introduction about why this is a hybrid work that includes (as imagined) a printed book of the text. Some of the answers we came up with are:
Right now the book title is "The Rhetoric of Text Analysis" - is that the right title? Do we want to emphasize Agile Interpretation?