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NLP for Literary Critics: An Introduction and Tutorial

Preface: Knowledge and Information Shall I compare thee, human, to a machine? Thou art more critical and more intemperate (Shakespeare, Sonnet 18). But seriously: how do human readers compare to machines? I ask because I want to define how literary critics...
From: Michael Ullyot on 20 Jun 2018

The 17th century hurluberlu hairstyle with a short tutorial

I started to write this post in September when I was about to go to an 1680 ball and I was doing research for the hairstyle called hurluberlu. It was a hairstyle which became fashionable in the 1670’s, and it was seen as a very new and daring style....
From: Isis' Wardrobe on 5 May 2018

A Pedagogical Ode to Google Docs

Well team, I’ve made it to Easter Break after my first post-sabbatical return to teaching, and if my silence on the blog has been any indication, it’s been busy. The sabbatical was obviously good for thinking about research and book stuff,...
From: The Junto on 28 Mar 2017

My Flintlock Won't Fire. Problem Solving.

Smoothbore flintlock with a leather hammer cap/boot/stall in place for extra safety. At the back of the pan you can see the vent in the breech of the barrel. My Flintlock Won’t Fire! My hammer/steel is not sparking. Checks: Has your gun flint got...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Feb 2017

Learning over Lunch: Use Microsoft Word Like a Pro

This afternoon, I’m doing a brown-bag workshop for students at Marymount about using Microsoft Word more effectively, sponsored by the First Year Experience office. I will be going over how to use spell/grammar/style check advanced features, how...
From: Cerisia Cerosia on 23 Mar 2016

WordPress-ing 101

The following are my general instructions to students (mostly in my own courses) posting entries to the WordPress blogs designated for my various courses. (For a list of my past and present course blogs, scroll down on this page.) The blog is where...
From: Michael Ullyot on 23 Jan 2014

Hand sewing and the 18th century

A peak inside a blue silk brocade gown, 1775-1790What a nice response I got on my post on hand sewing! Thank you! If hand sewing is often thought as hard work or taking too long, I also think that there is an air of superiority and elitism over it that...
From: Isis' Wardrobe on 25 Jun 2013

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.