Unit 14C: Data Mining and Text Mining
The iron entrance gate to Dachau concentration camp, near Munich, Germany. Photo courtesy Kaitlin Phucas.
Not all digital tools available to historians are intuitive and easy to use. In this unit we move up the complexity scale to see some high-order tools that historians are beginning to wield in their quest to understand the past.
What you must do in this unit
- Post on your blog (10 points): (a) Identify specific tools/apps that you have found useful and interesting; (b) please post a project update also.
- Submit the URL of your blog post on Canvas for grading.
- Submit the Historical Translation assignment (100 points), if you've chosen to do this assignment.
Extra credit options
- Please suggest any materials relevant to this unit of the course.
Unit learning objectives
- Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to (1) use a digital tool to interpret the historical past and (2) explain how data and text mining are digital tools that can be used by historians in their research.
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