Introduction to Programming (Python)

Dr. Folgert Karsdorp (Meertens Institute, Amsterdam)

This workshop provided an introduction to computational text analysis with Python for scholars in the Humanities. Computational text analysis has gained popularity across different fields in the humanities, with successful applications such as computational authorship attribution, personality detection, linguistic profiling, and topic modeling. The goal of the workshop was to introduce common technologies used in computational text analysis and to make participants familiar with the dominant programming language taught at universities, Python and its ecosystem.