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    Aditi Shrikumar

    I'm a second-year Ph.D student with Professor Marti Hearst in the Department of Computer Science at UC Berkeley.

    My interests are in the general field of text mining - extracting information about entities, relationships, and trends from text. This involves natural language processing, machine learning, data mining, and information retrieval.

    I'm also interested in building good user interfaces for search, browsing, and learning, with a focus on the process of iteratively and selectively expanding one's knowledge of a subject.

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    Text mining and the digital humanities

    Friday, March 12th, 2010 | Aditi

    There is growing interest in the digital humanities at UC Berkeley. I’m currently involved, as a computer scientist, in a project aimed at developing tools for historians to use, and exposing them to the potential applications of computer analysis to their work.

    I’d like to talk with humanities researchers about specific computational needs that humanities researchers, and historians in particular, have.  I would also like to go some way towards exposing humanities researchers to the potential applications of natural language processing, and text mining to their work.

    I’m especially interested in seeing whether we can put large, existing digital corpora, such as the new york times data collection (every article since 1987), and the Internet Archive’s (www.archive.org) corpus of ~1.9 million OCR-scanned books, to use for the humanities.