Week 1: August 27, 2019 – Getting Started

Objective: Review course purpose and objectives, assignment, syllabus, grading, and administrative tasks. Students should have Anaconda and Jupyter notebooks running on their personal computers. Group discussion of the pre-assigned reading. 

Readings Due

  • Nguyen, Dong, Maria Liakata, Simon DeDeo, Jacob Eisenstein, David Mimno, Rebekah Tromble, and Jane Winters. “How we do things with words: Analyzing text as social and cultural data” arXiv:1907.01468v1 [cs.CL] 2 Jul 2019. [PDF – Commons]

In Class

  • Fill out index cards with information
  • Review course, objectives, assignments, & etc.
  • Discuss reading