Classroom Activity

Why Use Text Mining in Your Teaching?

Like a lot of other DH tools, Text Mining can:

Why analog?

This activity will:

A Practical Analog Example: Text Mining by Hand

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You can access the reading for this activity here.

Text Mining by Hand
  1. Read the short story
  2. Track, by hand, the number of times important characters show up
  3. Form groups
  4. With your group, determine important topics (or themes) in the text
    • Track by hand the number of times these important topics show up
  5. With your group, use markers and paper to represent the importance of each character and topic. Distinguish between size, weight, and/or color
  6. Present the dominant themes and characters that you identified