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Meeting (2019-01-24) UM Comparison Corpus Team Meeting 1

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Meeting Time:       Thursday,  Jan 24, 2 - 4 pm (Eastern)

Meeting Location: Faculty Exploratory, Richter Library room 305

Meeting Zoom:     We'll use Lindsays's "instant" Zoom ID (our default meeting Zoom):  https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/4340537177 


Purpose of today's meeting

  • Introduce and begin the work of compiling the comparison corpus 


0. Preliminary Business




1. Introduction to the Comparison Corpus team work


  • Why we are collecting the data 
  • How we are going to collect the data: collect articles containing everything BUT the humanities from selected sources 
  • What collecting the data actually looks like when I do it
  • What and how much data should we collect? Principles informing parallel corpus construction 
  • Text classification: what is it? 
  • Questions and discussion 





2. Initial Tasks


  • Everyone: Read, or re-read as the case may be, the following two articles:
  • Need two volunteers: Research parallel corpus construction in linguistics and in literary studies 
  • Need two volunteers: Input collection queries into form for collection (top 10 US sources as a starting point)



Planning for Future Meetings


  • Next all-hands meetings (all will be from 1 pm - 3 pm EST):
    • Jan. 31, location TBD
    • Feb. 7, Faculty Exploratory (Library room 305)
    • Feb. 28, Faculty Exploratory (Library room 305)
    • Mar. 14 (UM spring break) (remote meeting via Zoom -- you are not required/expected to attend, but it is paid time if you want to attend the meeting)
  • Next UM team meetings (all will be from 3 - 4 pm EST):
    • Jan 31, location TBD
    • Feb 7, Faculty Exploratory (Library room 305)
    • Feb 28, Faculty Exploratory (Library room 305) 








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