I finished Chapter 1 in Word for the prospectus. Here are some issues that came up:
I'm editing the MS Word version of the Introduction and I'm having to edit out some of the features of the online feature and replace them with print equivalents. When we take it back to online we will need to do the following:
For a project that used to be at Brown we have generated a new version of the TAPoRware visual concordance A concordance is a gathering of passages that "concord" or agree. Usually it is a gathering of passages with a sought for word.
Concordances are a form of reading tool that go back to the Middle Ages. They are typically lists of words with their appearances. A concordance for the bible, for example, would have entries for all the content words of the bible in alphabetical order. Each entry would include information about where the word appears and some context. Searching for words on a computer now typically returns a concordance called a Key Word in Context (KWIC) with the sought word down the center and a few words of context on either side. Google returns a type of concordance when you search for a word with an example of the word in context for each page it recommends.
See the Wikipedia entry on Concordance (Publishing)
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The Fortune Hunting project by artist Lisa Young is built on a image and text database of fortune cookie fortunes. Here is the 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. that Voyeur lets you build.
We are wrapping up a paper for an issue of the Poetess Archive Journal. The paper surveys the Ubiquitous Tools that we have developed over the years through TAPoR and ends up with Voyeur.
We hope later to submit a short paper to the same journal as it is asking for papers about and with tools.
We need to review "Now Analyze That" and check that it is all working.
Voyeur Tools was using a powerful and flexible Flash-based charting library called Open Flash Chart. This library could draw data dynamically, handle hover and click events, and export images, among other features. Some of the scripting was a bit awkward, especially when crossing the web page and Flash membrane (and particularly with variable and function scope), but it was manageable. However, I recently started seeing some errors in certain circumstances, especially in Firefox and IE. These inconsistent errors are very difficult to debug and fix, because, well, they're inconsistent, and debugging between the browser and Flash is an exercise in blindness. I'd fixed previous problems with the use of the library, but I wanted to try to avoid the headache again if I could.
Lines are often used in tokenization, and may contain parts of one or more sentences. For example
"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
is a complete sentence and occurs on one line. By contrast,
"Hard by a great forest dwelt a poor wood-cutter with his wife and his
two children. The boy was called Hansel and the girl Gretel. He had little
to bite and to break, and once when great dearth fell on the land, he
could no longer procure even daily bread."
spans three sentences and four lines.
Return to Glossary. chart. After trying a few, I settled on Highcharts; I like the feature set, I like the appearance, and I like the mix of defaults (more concise) and flexibility in overriding defaults. Mostly, I'm just amazed and the embarassement of riches in the quality of the libraries available (how well they work and how well they're documented).
Since the library uses the Canvas tagA tag, also called an element, is characteristically used within HTML and XML to apply characteristics (such as headings, paragraphs or user-defined categories) or metadata to a document, usually a text.
HTML and XML tags generally appear in matching pairs of an opening and a closing tag, with text in between. All text within a tag pair is modified by that tag, and one tag pair may be nested inside another.
In the case of HTML, tags are used to format a text directly, or as a delimiter for CSS formatting to the text within that tag. An HTML paragraph tag:
< p >< /p >
In the case of XML, tags may be also be used as a delimiter for CSS formatting to the text within that tag, but its primary purpose is to apply metadata to that text. Ex:
< book format="hardcover" >< /book >
Both HTML and XML tags may be modified with attribute/value pairs. In the above example, format="hardcover" is the attribute/value pair modifying the tag < book >.
Return to Glossary. from HTML5, there are some backwards compatibility issues with browsers, but it works in Firefox 2, Safari 3, Chrome and even back to IE6 (rendering is done through VML). Of course, this means it also work on an iPad – just what you needed to do text analysis, right?
In today's meeting we discussed how to synchronize MS Word versions of chapters and the drupal pages:
We discussed today how to integrate the recipes into Hermeneuti.ca:
The goal is to support a collaborative text book on text analysis techniques while also supporting Hermeneuti.ca.
Here are some of the things that need doing:
We haver restarted our weekly meetings. Here are my notes:
The push is on now to finish the prospectus. This is what we need to do: