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This is a free, open source tool for cleaning up messy data: cleaning it, transforming it from one format into another, and extending it with web services and external data.
Representing information in a chart, diagram, picture, etc. is particularly useful for large amounts of information and for making patterns in data legible.
Introductory course on visualization for digital humanities.
An interactive visualization and exploration platform for all kinds of networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs.
Cytoscape is an open source software platform for visualizing molecular interaction networks and biological pathways and integrating these networks with annotations, gene expression profiles and other state data. Although Cytoscape was originally designed for biological research, now it is a general platform for complex network analysis and visualization.
Tableau is a visual analytics platform.
igraph network analysis
igraph is a library collection for creating and manipulating graphs and analyzing networks. It is written in C and also exists as Python and R packages
The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is a consortium which collectively develops and maintains a standard for the representation of texts in digital form. this is most useful for handwritten texts that predate the printing press.
The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is a consortium which collectively develops and maintains a standard for the representation of texts in digital form.
Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative
State-of-the-art reports on electronic textual editing, current trends in TEI encoding, and new use cases for TEI
Voyant is a suite of analysis and exploration tools for digital texts
A freeware corpus analysis toolkit for concordancing and text analysis.
Google ngram viewer
When you enter phrases into the Google Books Ngram Viewer, it displays a graph showing how those phrases have occurred in a corpus of books (e.g., "British English", "English Fiction", "French") over the selected years
"Topic modeling is a form of text mining, a way of identifying patterns in a corpus. You take your corpus and run it through a tool which groups words across the corpus into 'topics'."
Intro to Topic Modeling
Explanation of how topic modeling works with recommendations for performing one
MAchine Learning for LanguagE Toolkit: MALLET is open source software for topic modelling.
Digital collections typically contain digitized cultural heritage artifacts and its corresponding metadata record. (Metadata includes descriptive, structural, technical, and administrative information about the artifact.)
SMU Libraries Digital Collections
Digital collections containing items held by SMU Libraries special collections, including the Bridwell Library, DeGolyer Library, Hamon Arts Library, and more.
Faculty and students may create their own digital collections and exhibits.
You can create a database in Microsoft Access and publish it in Sharepoint
Microsoft 365 is a line of Microsoft services. click on this link to get access through OIT, and to find links on Documentation and Training. Microsoft Access creates relational databases.
Use SharePoint as a secure place to store, organize, share, and access information
Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.
An easy-to-use tool that can be used for creating interactive digital stories using text, maps and other multimedia content. Can also be used as a great presentation tool.
An open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines.
People.SMU utilizes the WordPress content management system allowing faculty, staff, students, and SMU organizations to quickly and easily build and customize websites.
WordPress Consultation Service (OIT)
SMU offers a WordPress consultation service to help faculty create professional sites.
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Choosing the Right Tool
Use the simplest tool that still matches the functionality you need.
For example, a simple data visualization could be created with an Excel spreadsheet while complex projects might require a tool with more options or customization.
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