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Meeting (2018-10-16)

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Meeting Time:       Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 9-11 am (Pacific)

Meeting Location: DAHC (Digital Arts & Humanities Commons) (directions)

Meeting Zoom:     We'll use Alan's "instant" Zoom ID (our default meeting Zoom):  https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/760-021-1662


Purpose of today's meeting

  • (1) Touching bases on organization and tasks of teams; (2) Workshop on WE1S workflow for creating topic models
  • Upcoming all-hands meeting:
    • Tue. Oct. 23rd, 10-11
      • Meeting focused on assessing where we are with collection work: status of the U.S. corpus, "representativeness" issues, "diverse populations" collection work, "student" materials collection work.
    • Tue. Nov. 6, 9-11
      • First end-to-end topic modeling exercise (including interpretation of topic models)
  • Preliminary Business
    • Kronos
    • Is everyone on Ryver?


1. Task-teams

During Fall 2018, all teams will focus on U.S. sources unless otherwise noted. We will begin expanding outward globally again later in the year. The first task of each team will be to meet and discuss goals and plans for the fall quarter. (Project team folders in Google Drive)


  • (1) Primary Corpus Collection & Analysis Team -- (Led by: Lindsay Thomas, with the other PIs; Members: Tyler, Leila, Tarika, Rebecca, Jamal, Ryan, Sean)
    • “Humanities” Keyword Sub-Team -- (Led by: TBD; Members: TBD) Analyzes materials collected by searching for the word "humanities"
      • Review LexisNexis data from the summer; determine what else we need to collect and collect it

    • Other Keywords Sub-Team -- (Led by: TBD; Members: TBD)  Analyzes materials collected through experiments with other search terms/phrases
      • Determine what other keywords we should collect and from what sources, collect this data

      • Small-scale experiments with this data to compare to “humanities” data

    • Metadata Sub-Team -- (Led by: Lindsay Thomas) 

    • Planning Document for Team Goals and Tasks   


  • (2) Students and the Humanities Team (Led by Abigail Droge; Members: Jessica, Avery, Leila, Rebecca, Aleah, Tyler)
    •  Analyzes materials collected to help understand students' relation to, and perception of, the humanities. One special focus of this team will be to try to collect and study materials related to first-generation-to-college students. (Note: This team is associated with the WE1S Curriculum Lab led by Abigail. The Curriculum lab will assist with IRB-related research. Also, If the linguistics sub-team consisting of Chloe Willis and Sandra Auderset proceeds, it could be coordinated with the "Students and the Humanities Team.")


  • (3) "Gender, Ethnic, and Racial Diversity and Interests" Team (Led by Giorgina Paiella; Members: Jamal, Aleah, Su) 
    • Analyzes materials collected to help understand the relation of racial, ethnic, and gender groups to the humanities. Note: this team will liaise as needed with other teams, including team #1, #2, and #3.


  • (4) Interpretation Lab Team (Led by Dan Baciu; Members: Su, Isaac, Ryan, Sean, Cindy, Sihwa) 


    • Word Embedding Sub-Team (Fabian offert, Teddy Roland, Isaac, Su, Ryan)
    • Data Visualization Sub-Team (Sihwa Park, Cindy Kang) 

    • "Random" Corpus Sub-Team (Led by Lindsay Thomas; Members: U. Miami RAs, Ray

      • Determine how to collect random corpus; collect it; small-scale experiments


  • (5) Team to Harvest and Report on Summer 2018 work (and notes from the Advisory Board meeting) --  (Led by TBD; Members: )  





2. Workshop on WE1S Source Collection & Topic Modeling Workflow







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