Text Mapping is a collaboration between the University of North Texas and Stanford University with a pretty simple mission: experiment with new methods for finding and analyzing meaningful patterns embedded within massive collections of historical newspapers. IDEA BEHIND THE PROJECT Why do we think this is important? Because, quite simply, historical newspapers are [...]
- With nearly a quarter million pages, we could experiment with scale.
- The newspapers were all digitized according to the standards set by the national Chronicling America project, providing a uniform sample.
- The Texas orientation of all the newspapers gave us a consistent geography for our visualization experiments.