So Many Books, So Little Time: Using Algorithms to Map the Landscape of a Discourse

At the invitation of Ismail Serageldin and Noha Adly, my collaborator Dave King and I presented our discourse mapping software at a big data conference in Cairo:

David Vishanoff and Dave King. “So Many Books, So Little Time: Using Algorithms to Map the Landscape of a Discourse.” Bibliotheca Alexandrina / SIMAR Conference “Big Data Analytics—Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice,” Cairo, November 12, 2018.

Dave King is the founder and CEO of Exaptive. Together we have created software that allows scholars to map the landscape of an unfamiliar set of texts, interactively explore their key terms, figures, and relationships, and then redraw the map to zero in on areas of particular interest.

Here is a pdf of the slides we used in our presentation. An update will be posted here at vishanoff.com once the software is made available for scholars to upload and map their own sets of texts.

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