Digital Scholarship at UCSC Libraries
Text analysis can consist of word counts, phrase usage, word clouds, prevalence of phrases or words throughout a document, comparing multiple documents, topic modeling, or natural language processing (such as sentiment analysis). The type of analysis you do will depend on what questions you want to as of your set of texts. We can help you get started using simple tools for basic analysis or put you on the right track to use more complex tools, such as R or Python, to leverage computational tools in your distant reading needs.
Here you'll find a growing list of tutorials and recorded workshops that support text analysis project..
The DSC offers several options for scanning in text for digitization. All equipment is available in our DSC Lab.
The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.
The land acknowledgement used at UC Santa Cruz was developed in partnership with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Chairman and the Amah Mutsun Relearning Program at the UCSC Arboretum.