Ways with Words | Big Data

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Ways with Words | Big Data || Radcliffe Institute

The Internet, social media, and data mining have changed language and our ability to analyze usage, and increased sensitivities to the power of the words we use. This panel will explore how these new forms of discourse and analysis expand our understanding of the interplay of gender, personal narrative, and language, as well as data scraping that enables a statistical study of language usage by demographics.

Ben Hookway (7:43), Chief Executive Officer, Relative Insight

Lyle Ungar (20:53), Professor and Graduate Group Chair, Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania

Alice E. Marwick (36:19), Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Media Studies, and Director, McGannon Center for Communication Research, Fordham University

Moderator: Rebecca Lemov, Associate Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University

Q&A (52:02)