Search Criteria


Key Word Search by:

Organization Type

State or Jurisdiction

Congressional District


Division or Office

Grants to:

Date Range Start

Date Range End

  • Special Searches

    Product Type

    Media Coverage Type


Search Results

Grant number like: HD-51188-10

Permalink for this Search

Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
Award Number Grant ProgramAward RecipientProject TitleAward PeriodApproved Award Total
Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
HD-51188-10Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Start-Up GrantsUniversity of North TexasMapping Historical Texts: Combining Text-mining & Geo-visualization to Unlock the Research Potential of Historical Newspapers9/1/2010 - 12/31/2011$50,000.00AndrewJ.Torget   University of North TexasDentonTX76203-5017USA2010Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralDigital Humanities Start-Up GrantsDigital Humanities500000500000

Development of text-mining and visualization tools to study movement of information through time and space by analyzing digitized texts of historical newspapers from the NEH-funded Chronicling America archive.

The digital age is overwhelming most scholars with far more information than they can process through traditional means. If scholars are going to make sense of millions of digitized historical newspapers they need more effective tools for uncovering meaningful patterns than a basic word search can provide. What scholars need are more sophisticated methods for (1) identifying meaningful patterns embedded in large-scale digital datasets and (2) tools for visualizing those patterns so they can be understood. This project will combine the two best methods for such work: text-mining and geo-visualization. We will mine digitized historical newspapers for language patterns scattered across millions of words, and then map that information as it moved across time and space. The result will be a series of working models demonstrating how humanities scholars can both extract meaningful patterns from otherwise overwhelming datasets and then make sense of those patterns by visualizing them.