A Related Project and Some Caveats

November 30th, 2010

Those following the Criminal Intent project may wish to experiment themselves with a related project that does text mining on Victorian books. In particular, the team at Mason plans to compare some of the topic graphs from the nineteenth century with subject matter in the Old Bailey. And while you’re exploring some of those graphs, be sure to read the caveats, which likely apply here as well.

Data Warehousing Prototype

November 19th, 2010

Joerg Sanders working with John Simpson at the University of Alberta have a first prototype of a “data wharehousing” prototype that will let users explore the Old Bailey data through an interface that lets you compare things. Above you see an example of comparisons by gender over a time period.

New York Times Article on Digging Grant

November 19th, 2010

Digging Into Data is in the news. The next big idea is data according to a New York Times article, Humanities Scholars Embrace Digital Technology by Patricia Cohen (November 16, 2010.) The article reports on some of the big data interpretation projects like those funded by the Digging Into Data program. The Mining with Criminal Intent project is another Digging project.