Introductions and Tutorials on Topic Modeling

Introductory readings

  1. David M. Blei,
  2. Ted Underwood,
  3. Matthew L. Jockers, "The LDA Buffet is Now Open; or, Latent Dirichlet Allocation for English Majors" (2011)
  4. Andrew Goldstone and Ted Underwood, "The Quiet Transformations of Literary Studies: What Thirteen Thousand Scholars Could Tell Us" [PDF] (2014) (preprint version)
  5. John Mohr and Petko Bogdanov, "Topic Models: What They Are and Why They Matter [PDF]," (2013) [paywalled; UCSB students have free access through UCSB Library Proxy server] | [open-access manuscript version]
  6. Lisa M. Rhody,"Topic Modeling and Figurative Language" (2012)
  7. Benjamin M. Schmidt, "Words Alone: Dismantling Topic Models in the Humanities" (2012)


Tutorials and How-to Guides

  1. The Programming Historian, "Getting Started with Topic Modeling and MALLET"
  2. "Tutorial" plan for workshop by Alan Liu and Lindsay Thomas.