The Institute of Historical Research now offer a wide selection of digital research training packages designed for historians and made available online on History SPOT. Most of these have received mention on this blog from time to time and hopefully some of you will have had had a good look at them. These courses are freely available and we only ask that you register for History SPOT to access them (which is a free and easy process). Full details of our online and face-to-face courses can also be found on the IHR website. Here is a brief look at one of them.
When the Institute of Historical Research began building research training modules online, we decided fairly early on that they needed to be much more than just text. In the Tex Mining for Historians module we included various videos to help learners to improve their knowledge of the subject. One of these was a very simple introduction to natural language processing.
This video – available on the course and on vimeo is very short and discusses natural language processing (or NLP for short) in very basic terms. This is intentional as the rest of this section of the module looks at the subject in much more detail.
What is Natural Language Processing? from History SPOT on Vimeo.
If you would like to have a look at this module please register for History SPOT for free and follow the instructions (http://historyspot.org.uk). If you would like further information about this course, and the others that the IHR offer please have a look at our Research Training pages on the IHR website.
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Just a quick post today to draw your attention to the minor updates to the blog layout. It’s nothing major; I would like to do more and really give the History SPOT blog a fresh look, but that will have to wait for another time – perhaps the summer when things are a little less hectic. What I have done is the following:
- A direct link to the History SPOT website (this is something that I should have added ages ago, but finally it’s here)
- A drop-down menu listing the main categories for this blog – this makes it easier to separate the podcast summaries from the live stream and, in particular, the posts about research training online.
- Feed from the History SPOT Twitter feed @IHRDigProjects
- A list of related blogs
- And the Blog archive going back to March 2010 (has it really been that long?)
If anyone would like to see any other changes to the blog please let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.
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