Daily Archives: March 7, 2014

TAG! You’re it!

After a stupidly long and unsuccessful effort of solving my previous problem I decided to seek advice from Dr Graham.  Of course when I came to his office he solved my problem within seconds.  The reason, it turns out, that Overview was not reading my file was that I had an additional, unneeded, blank space in the top column after the word ‘text’.  BLAST!!!

The good news is that I am now on to bigger and more important things, putting Overview to use and analyzing the conversation itself.  I have only looked at the first ten minutes of audio but already I have begun to see a pattern.  Overview has helped me see the most commonly used word in the file, that word being ‘digital’.  It then follows this word, and other words that it sees less frequently, for example ‘humanities’, ‘library’ and ‘technology’, through the conversation by separating them into separate files.  I took a screen shot (see below) so that you can understand more clearly.

Screen Shot 2014-03-07 at 3.15.20 PM Screen Shot 2014-03-07 at 3.46.51 PM
As you can see, Overview takes the ‘tag’ that you give a word and shows you where that tag appears throughout.  In this shot it follows the tag ‘Humanities’.  While in the second it follows the primary tag of the conversation ‘Digital’.  My suspicion is that the words, ‘humanities’, ‘library’ and ‘technology’, that the program has seen less often, may become primary words in the conversation as it goes on.  Other secondary words that it found though such as ‘example’ and ‘two’ will most likely remain in that category.
Stay tuned to see if my suspicions are indeed correct!