We ran a workshop/retreat with SSRHC funding on developing a Methods Commons using the Recipes idea. See CIRCA Methods Commons page.
The generalization of recipes raises the issue of how we should handle our recipes. Should we keep them in Hermeneuti.ca or link them to recipes in the Methods Commons?
We need to review how tools are cited and think about how they should be quoted in print. For example, here is how Voyeur recommends I cite the Links panelWeb frameworks like the TAPoR Portal organize information into panels (sometimes called portlets or coplets.) These can me minimized, maximized and closed using the three buttons in the upper left-hand corner of the panel. With Voyant you can export panels of results and place them into other web sites. Return to Glossary. in the introduction,
Sinclair, Stéfan and Geoffrey Rockwell. “Links.” Voyeur. 6 Sep. 2010 <http://voyeur.hermeneuti.ca/tool/Links/../../tool/Links/>
Sinclair, S. and G. Rockwell (2010). Links. Voyeur. Retrieved September 6, 2010 from http://voyeur.hermeneuti.ca/tool/Links/../../tool/Links/
Some of the things to think about and change:
We've updated the current version of Voyeur with a maintenance release that includes a fix to a bug that prevented users from doing phrase searches (actually, the search worked the first time, but not subsequent times).
To do a phrase search, simply type in the phrase into the search box (with no quotes). This will search for the exact sequence of types (currently lower case word forms). No proximity search is currently supported (with words in between), though some simple regular expressions can be used:
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.