Computational approaches to image and text analysis

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Mon April 27th 2020, 12:30pm
Via Zoom, Meeting ID 899 284 722
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Presenter:  Claudia Engel
Academic Technology Specialist and Lecturer, Department of Anthropology

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.