• Spyral Notebooks as a Supplement to Voyant Tools

    Kaylin Land (see profile) , Andrew MacDonald, Geoffrey Rockwell
    CSDH-SCHN 2021: Making the Network
    Digital humanities, Text data mining
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    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    CSDH-SCHN 2021: Making the Net Work
    Conf. Org.:
    Canadian Society for Digital Humanities CSDH-SCHN
    Conf. Loc.:
    Conf. Date:
    May 30-June 1, 2021
    Notebook environments, Coding, JavaScript, Voyant Tools, Spyral Notebooks, Text analytics
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    This paper introduces Spyral Notebooks, a notebook environment that extends Voyant Tools and offers a space for both notating and presenting analysis and for developing JavaScript code that extends Voyant. In the paper we present the design justifications for Spyral, showcase some of the analytical possibilities of Spyral, and address recent criticism of notebook environments. We suggest Spyral Notebooks help teach students to think-through digital text analysis and argue that the design of Spyral makes it rich in potential for the humanities researcher. We also highlight the collaborative possibilities of Spyral and show ways in which Spyral Notebooks have been used for collaborative digital humanities projects. Finally, we discuss future plans for Spyral. Dans cet article nous présentons le Spyral Notebooks, un notebook ou calepin électronique qui étend le Voyant Tools et offre un cadre pour le commentaire et la présentation de l'analyse et pour le développement de code JavaScript. Nous justifions la conception pour Spyral, soulignons des possibilités analytiques de Spyral et discutons des critiques de calepins électroniques. Nous suggérons que le Spyral Notebooks enseigne aux étudiants entendre l'analyse de texte numérique et nous disputons que la conception de Spyral rend prometteur pour les chercheurs humanistes. Nous soulignons aussi les possibilités de collaboration avec Spyral Notebooks. Finalement, nous discussions les directions futures pour Spyral.
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