The Media Research Methods Lab (MRML)
, which was launched at the HBI a year ago, has agreed to work closely with the Language Technology and Data Analysis Laboratory (LADAL)
of the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Queensland, Australia.
LADAL's mission is to teach and further develop computer-assisted analysis methods, especially for the evaluation of language data for various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. In this respect, there is a great deal of overlap with the aims of the MRML, particularly in the production of self-study materials for applications of text mining and automatic language processing for research purposes.
In the course of the collaboration, an extensive collection of interactive tutorials, language resources and software components, for example for network analysis, computer-aided content analysis and data visualisation, will be developed within the next months. On its website, LADAL already provides a variety of online tutorials for statistical analyses and text mining with the programming language R.
The project "Social Media Observatory
" makes its body of knowledge on tools and methods of social media data analysis accessible to the research community in the SMO Wiki.
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