Textual Analysis and Data Visualization Tools for the Classroom

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General Description
This presentation provides faculty with a practical overview of an easy-to-use textual analysis and data visualization tool (Lexos) suitable for student use.

Definitions
Textual Analysis: the process of examining large amounts of words with a broad view in order to identify key moments or interesting trends
Data Visualization: the process by which the results of textual analysis are presented in visual form (for instance: charts and graphs)

Resources
Lexos: web-based textual analysis and data visualization tool created by Wheaton College
Voyant Tools: web-based textual analysis and data visualization tool (easier to use than Lexos, although it provides less robust analysis)
Project Gutenberg: useful online archive of formatting-free works suitable for using with Lexos or Voyant Tools

Relevant Files [all contained in single ZIP file]
PowerPoint Presentation Slides [pptx/ pdf]
Stop Words List [txt]
Austen Stop Words List [txt]
Edgeworth and Eliot Stop Words List [txt}
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey [txt]
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility [txt]
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice [txt]
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park [txt]
Jane Austen, Emma [txt]
Jane Austen, Persuasion [txt]
Maria Edgeworth, Belinda [txt]
George Eliot, Daniel Deronda [txt]

Sources
1) Jänicke, S., et al. “On Close and Distant Reading in Digital Humanities: A Survey and Future Challenges.” Eurographics Conference on Visualization. 2015.
2) Hayles, N. Katherine. “How We Read: Close, Hyper, Machine.” ADE Bulletin. 2010.