HIS 218
Unit 15: Data Mining and Text Mining

 
Dachau
The iron entrance gate to Dachau concentration camp, near Munich, Germany. Photo courtesy Kaitlin Phucas.
 
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Short introduction

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

SUBMIT

  • Post on your blog (5 points): (a) Identify any tools/apps that you have found useful and interesting in your work as a digital historian. (I am particualrly interested in apps that we have not covered in the course.) Please let me know in Canvas when you have posted so that I can grade.

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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