Detecting Literary Characters

In conjunction with the Network Dynamics Lab at McGill, Andrew Piper and the .txtLAB team are pleased to announce the acceptance of a new paper in this year’s Conference for Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-15). The paper offers additional methods beyond NER for identifying characters in novels. Below is Andrew’s post from the .txtLAB blog outlining…

Goodreads v. Amazon

What difference does book-selling make for book reviews? This is the topic of a new paper accepted at the International Conference on Web and Social Media 2015 (ICWSM) co-authored by NovelTM director Andrew Piper with NovelTM student Stefan Dimitrov and collaborator Derek Ruths of the Network Dynamics Lab. Looking at 2.5 million reviews from the two platforms,…

NovelTM Member Derek Ruths publishes new paper in Science

  NovelTM member Derek Ruths recently co-authored an article with Jürgen Pfeffer of Carnegie Mellon’s Institute for Software Research, which elucidates the potential hazards in mining social media data sets for academic research. Published in the November 28 issue of the journal Science, the article cautions against a generalized or superficial perspective when using social media…