Data Visualisation Workshop for Critical Computational Discourse - 19th March

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Are you a researcher (postgrad or staff) working with large data sets, critical discourse analysis, and/or use tools to analyse and interpret your data? Have you encountered limits of visualising your results?

Digital Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Language Processing (NLP) all use computational methods for corpus research, but face similar problems when critically interpreting and subsequently visualising their empirical data.

In this one-day workshop, we propose to combine computational methods with critical discourse analysis and integrate a variety of perspectives and disciplinary approaches.

The workshop will be divided into two parts:

Part 1 (Theoretical & Methodological)

First, we will present and critically discuss interdisciplinary perspectives on corpus-based research and critical discourse analysis.

We will engage with those different disciplinary approaches to give participants an overview of perspectives with their specific narratives, advantages and disadvantages.

Part 2 (Hands-on & Exploratory)

In hands-on sessions workshop facilitators and participants will explore different techniques and tools on open source data sets (participants are welcome to bring their own if they would like to work on a specific problem). In particular, we will focus on how to represent changes in discourses over a given time span. To do so, we will explore existing approaches and discuss new methods for the representation of discursive changes over time in longitudinal data sets.

Sample data from an ongoing research project will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own data sets.


Luke Murphy - Expert in Computational Methods, Varia Centre for Everyday Technology, Rotterdam

Dr Mahmoud El Haj - Lecturer at Lancaster University specialising on Natural Language Processing (NLP) including corpus and computational linguistics

Maxigas - Lecturer at Lancaster University and Amsterdam University specialising on Critical Media Discourse

We are open to researchers on different knowledge levels, disciplines and stages to also bring the conversation on tool development and visualisation forward and integrate a variety of perspectives.

The workshop is free of charge (no fees)

Vegetarian & Vegan food will be severed at lunch - please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements:

Registration via Eventbrite

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