The Center for Digital Scholarship is pleased to offer the following introductory workshops. To see scheduled course dates and to register, see the Libraries' workshops page. Workshops can also be taught on demand for classes or small groups.
Notre Dame students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to attend.
Text mining in a nutshell
At its core, text mining is about discovering patterns and anomalies in sets of written documents. Invariably, the process begins with the creation of a digitized corpus of materials. The content of the corpus may then be cleaned up, marked up, and organized, thus making it easier for computers to read and parse. From there “tokens” — usually word — are identified, counted, and tabulated. These techniques — usually employed under the rubric of “natural language processing” — form the basis for more sophisticated applications.
This one-hour workshop familiarizes participants with the fundamentals of text mining -- what it can do and what it can't.
Instructor: Eric Lease Morgan
Introduction to using Stata for data analysis
Stata is a complete statistical software package that provides everything you need for data manipulation and statistical analysis. The session will demonstrate how to get started with using Stata to examine a dataset and demonstrate some of its basic capabilities.
Instructor: James Ng, Ph.D.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS): A brief introduction
GIS is a system of hardware and software for the storage, retrieval, mapping and analysis of geographic data. It provides a system for organizing spatial and related information into a single analytical framework and is used in a variety of academic and industry settings for understanding spatial relationships. This workshop will address the question “What is GIS,” provide a variety of examples and present the resources available in the Center for Digital Scholarship.Instructor: Matthew L. Sisk, PhD
Introduction to metadata
This course will serve as an introduction to the basic concepts of what metadata is and how it can be used in a variety of ways. The broad overview will discuss different types of metadata and some of the most important information needed to fully explain what an item is and how it relates to other materials.
Instructor: Alex Papson
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