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Ngrams: the history of words

NgramLately, statistical lexical analysis tools or N-Gram viewers have sparked a heated debate over their significance and impact on the Humanities (see a recent NYTimes article on the subject).


podcast This Blume Center initiative aims to capture the variety of voices and experiences in and around Trinity College. During the coming months we will be podcasting a variety of audio content in mp3 format. In some cases there will be international students highlighting some particular aspect of their culture (e.g., music, literature, painting, etc.) that they would like to share with our community.

Mapping meanings

Analysis of lengthy texts or a large number of documents (corpora, as they are commonly known) can be a daunting task; Text Cloudhowever, new tools are making this process easier while potentially leading to new understandings.

Automated factual knowledge

Within second language acquisition theory a lot has been written about the value of comprehensible input. After all, language teachers spend a great deal of time searching for suitable materials from the target culture to help students master a second language.

National Language Resource Centers

Language instructors are always looking for materials to expand their toolbox and frequently their textbooks as well. There is certainly a wealth of authentic resources online but it may not always be easy to adBrocaapt them to one's teaching style or needs. Luckily, the U.S.

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