Announcing the Hackathon Challenge for the Visual Text Analytics and Social Science Workshop, to be held at Imperial College London and the London School of Economics, 24-25 March 2015.
- Download the contest corpus, which consists of the US Presidential candidate debates from the current election. These are available as:
- a zip file of plain texts here
- a quanteda corpus object, which can be loaded in R using
This is separated by speaker and including full meta-data at the document level – a bonus since this involved significant processing. (See the .R file used to do this.)
- Produce a visualization from some analysis of any or all of the texts above. This is completely open-ended.
- Notify Nina McCullagh that you are coming and to get a slot on the contest presentation, and then show up at 4pm to the Hackathon Challenge presentations on 25 March (see schedule), prepared to make a 5 minute presentation of your visualization. In 5 minutes you should:
- present the visualization as a slide
- explain what it is meant to convey
- describe the tool(s) you used to produce it
The audience will vote on three criteria: informativeness; aesthetics; and technical prowess. Prizes will be awarded in each category and overall. All entries from consenting entrants will be posted on a website setup from the workshop.