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When & Where
Wed, November 29, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 127)

This semester's TextXD event will be our biggest yet! With so much going on in the world of natural language processing, we’ve opened TextXD to researchers beyond the UC Berkeley campus. We'll have short morning talks on new tools, methods, software, and data. Speakers will come from our own campus as well as UC San Francisco, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, Princeton, and Drexel. We're also introducing afternoon "make" sessions so that we can roll up our sleeves and spend a couple hours working together to craft solutions to our shared problems or to investigate research questions of shared interest. The text data we’ll use in these "make" sessions will include newspaper articles, twitter feeds, emails, congressional hearings, and journal article abstracts.

Additionally, this year we’re starting with a preXD Workshop on November 29 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. to give a quick introduction to text analysis in Python using Jupyter Notebooks. This is specifically designed to bring people to the text-analysis-starting-line so everyone will be ready for the make sessions. No prior text analysis experience is needed to attend the preXD. For those without Python familiarity, it would be useful to checkout some introductory materials from UC Berkeley’s D-Lab here: https://github.com/dlab-berkeley/python-fundamentals. Click the “launch binder” black and red badge to run it all in your browser.


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Format Detail: 
Interactive, hands-on
Participant Technology Requirement: 
Laptop required
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