Aktiviteetti: Tapahtumaan osallistumisen ja tapahtuman järjestämisen tyypit › Konferensseihin, kursseille ja seminaareihin osallistuminen ja näiden järjestäminen
The "Words and Actions" project hosted a two-day international workshop on advanced methods of textual analysis used to address complex and theoretically rich questions coming from sociology, political science and history. The workshop focused on three methodological approaches to texts. First, it presented novel techniques of supervised machine learning applied for automated annotation of texts. These techniques enable scaling up of theory-rich qualitative research approaches, such as discourse network analysis. The second approach introduced quantitative methods of semantic analysis as tools for a fine-grained study of social and political change used by conceptual historians and political sociologists. Third, the workshop explored the use of vector representations of textual data – such as word embeddings – for nurturing research which takes into account multi-dimensionality of cultural and political space.