Breakout Session: Doing Things with Words: an Update

Liorah Golomb, PhD, MLIS

Associate Professor and Humanities Librarian

Bizzell Memorial Library

University of Oklahoma

401 West Brooks Street, Room 312

Norman, OK 73019



Last year I discussed a project in the works: a computer-assisted analysis of the dialogue of the U.S. television program Supernatural. A year later, the project is still in the works, but much has been learned (and forgotten and relearned). Many hurdles have arisen and some have been overcome. In this session I will discuss the project and the hurdles and briefly demonstrate a few language processing tools such as AntConc, TagAnt, and Voyant Tools 2.0 beta. The hope is that my difficulties will make future projects proceed more smoothly for attendees, and that we can share ways to make complications less complicated.

Categories: Session: Talk |

About David Oberhelman

I am the English, Foreign Languages, Theatre, and Music subject specialist librarian at Oklahoma State University. I hold a PhD in English and a Master's in Library Science, and previously served on the English faculty of Texas Tech University. My research interests include digital humanities (especially in teaching), scholarly communication in the humanities, and in the literary field, J.R.R. Tolkien and British and American fantasy fiction.