Welcome to Dialogica: Thinking-Through Voyant!
Dialogica: Thinking-Through Voyant (DTTV) is a textbook for learning computer-assisted text analysis with Voyant and Spyral. It complements our book Hermeneutica: Computer-Assisted Interpretation in the Humanities (MIT Press, 2016).
Do you need online teaching ideas and materials? Dialogica was supposed to be a text book, but instead we are adapting it for use in online learning and self-study. It is shared here under a CC BY 4.0 license so you can adapt as needed.
Note: We are writing this one chapter every couple of days. Send links and thoughts to @VoyantTools on Twitter.
Introduction: What is Dialogica? What is our pedagogical philosophy and our model for using these?
E-Texts and Analysis: Introducing Voyant and text analysis.
Studying a Text: How to prepare a text and explore it.
Download: Walkthrough 2: Studying a Text
Sharing Results: Exporting and Embedding: How to share interactive Voyant panels in an online paper.
Managing Corpora with Spreadsheets or XML: How to use either spreadsheets or XML to manage a collection of documents.
Exploring a Corpus with Text Mining Tools: How to use text mining tools to develop conjectures about a collection.
Download: Walkthrough 5: Exploring A Text
Following a Theme Through a Text
Salient Words: How to use the Visualizations, Corpus Terms and Document Terms tools to see what words stand out.
Download: Walkthrough 7: Salient Words
- The Arc of a Project
- Comparing Texts
- Other courses and useful links
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