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Friday, January 11 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Distant Reading: A Program to Map out the Contents of All Those Texts You Don?t Have Time to Read

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Have you every wished you could get a glimpse into a large set of books, articles, or documents, quickly get an idea of what they?re all about, and zero in on the one you should read first? A program developed by an OU scholar of Islamic studies and an OKC software firm takes a set of text files that you upload, runs a vocabulary analysis on them, creates a zoomable word cloud showing which words tend to occur together, plots your texts onto that discourse map, and lets you explore.

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David Vishanoff

David Vishanoff's research is principally concerned with how religious people interpret and conceptualize sacred texts?both their own and those of other religious traditions. His publications have dealt with the early history of Islamic legal theory and hermeneutics, and with uses... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
OMU Frontier Room (2nd Floor) Norman, OK 73069, USA

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