DST Series: Overcoming Common Challenges of Conducting Digital Humanities Research Using Historical Text (WORKSHOP)

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Event Date 25 Sep 2019 (Wed), 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Venue Library Instructional Commons, Alexandria Room, N2-B3a-01
Organiser OIKLS Digital Scholarship Education (Email : dst@ntu.edu.sg  Tel/Fax : 6513 7621)

Event Info


[WORKSHOP] Overcoming common challenges of conducting Digital Humanities research using historical text for Gale 



  • What is Digital Humanities and how is it transforming historical research?

  • What are the common challenges of Digital Humanities research?

  • What is the Gale Digital Scholar Lab and what can users do with it?

  • What is OCR (Optical Character Recognition), and what are its limits?

  • Overview of the Gale content available at NTU

  • Demonstration of the Lab

    • How to sign in

    • How to conduct and refine a search

    • How to create your content set

    • How to clean your content set

    • How to configure and apply analytical tools

    • How to export your analysis


Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about Digital Humanities and how it differs from traditional humanities

  • Learn about OCR technology, its limits, and how to apply cleaning tools

  • Learn about various text analysis tools and their basic uses

  • Learn how to conduct text mining analysis using digitized primary sources





Masaki Morisawa

Senior Product Manager, Gale Asia



Speaker’s Bio:


Masaki Morisawa is Senior Product Manager of Gale based in Tokyo. In this role, he supports the Gale sales force in Asia in areas of product information and technical support. He studied English literature at Sophia University, Tokyo. He also enjoys eating all types of Singaporean food, including durian, at hawkers and local eateries.


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