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A Gentle Introduction to NLP

I’m giving a workshop at the University of Calgary’s Language Research Centre on 16 November 2018 (Craigie Hall D420, 9-10:30 am). Here’s the abstract: A Gentle Introduction to Natural Language Processing Natural Language Processing...
From: Michael Ullyot on 20 Oct 2018

Automating Newspaper Dates, Old Style (to New Style)

If you’ve been skulking over the years, you know I have a sweet spot for Devonthink, a receptacle into which I throw all my files (text, image, PDF…) related to research and teaching. I’ve been modifying my DTPO workflow a...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 27 May 2017

Building a better data trap; or, why data structures matter

Historians appear to be quite happy with tables. Tables are neat, orderly repositories of information. Rank and file, we input our names, dates, and other titbits of historical data. Rank and file, we organise our world into an unending supply of lists...

The Odd Fellow?: reflections on a Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship

A wonderful few days in Edinburgh at the 2016 Software Sustainability Institute Collaboration Workshop marked the end of my 2015 fellowship with the Software Sustainability Institute. This seems then a good time to reflect on the year, not least because...
From: cradledincaricature on 28 Mar 2016

Code, control, and making the argument in the Humanities

The case often made for humanists (and indeed librarians, archivists, et al) to learn some code is that with programming comes control. That is, control to do what is possible within the bounds of possibility and talent (as opposed to within the bounds...
From: cradledincaricature on 24 Jul 2015

A Gap Between Powder & Ball. DON'T DO IT !!!

I made a statement on social media today, and immediately got challenged. I don't mind getting challenged, in fact I think it is a good thing. But when that challenge also includes some dangerous misinformation, it can be a problem for other people reading...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 8 Feb 2015

Making Fun of George Augustus Frederick, and other publishing matters

Last February I attended and spoke at a conference organised and funded by the VolkswagenStiftung. The conference  was hosted at the splendid Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover and it examined caricature during the personal union between England and Hanover...
From: cradledincaricature on 9 Jun 2014

matplotlib on OSX Mountain Lion with virtualenv

I have been struggling to get matplotlib working ever since upgrading to OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion. It’s necessary for a number of different graphing/plotting things I want to do with NLTK and Pandas. It’s very frustrating. The solutions I’ve...
From: parezco y digo on 20 Apr 2013

using pip with homebrew python

I eventually got around to updating all my Macs to 10.7 in what ended up being a few days before 10.8 was released. (I do realize the ridiculousness of the phrase “all my Macs”.) In changing over to the then-new version of OSX, I decided I...
From: parezco y digo on 20 Sep 2012

call vim from inside a python script

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been re-working a script to add tasks to a task manager. I’m using The Hit List again, because I’ve decided to move myself away from gmail and google tasks. At any rate, I want to be able to add tasks...
From: parezco y digo on 11 Aug 2012

from argparse to dictionary in python 2.7

I’ve used python’s argparse module in the past to get command line options for scripts. It provides built-in help, which is nice, and support for both positional and optional arguments. The inelegant way I’ve used it in the past, though,...
From: parezco y digo on 5 Aug 2012

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.