Computational approaches to image and text analysis
Please Note: This brown bag is password protected. If you did not receive the flyer to this brown bag but would like to attend, please contact the brown bag coordinators.
Social science researchers are increasingly enlisting computer-driven analysis to help their research and Anthropology is no exception. A wealth of digitized material has opened up opportunities for computer-assisted analysis. Equally, a growing variety of tools have begun to lower the threshold of expertise required to computationally process large datasets.
In this brown bag I will address the question of how and to what extent computation might play a role in anthropological scholarship. Two works-in-progress will serve as case studies: a geographic and textual analysis of Marx' "Kapital" and the exploration of 150,000 archaeological images with AI and computer vision.