Friday, April 12, 2013

How not to topic model: an introduction for humanists.

The new issue of the Journal of Digital Humanities is up as of yesterday: it includes an article of mine, "Words Alone," on the limits of topic modeling. In true JDH practice, it draws on my two previous posts on topic modeling, here and here. If you haven't read those, the JDH article is now the place to go. (Unless you love reading prose chock full've contractions and typos. Then you can stay in the originals.) If you have read them, you might want to know what's new or why I asked the JDH editors to let me push those two articles together. In the end, the changes ended up being pretty substantial.