Mining for meanings

I. Beyond discovery

http://wraggelabs.com/shed/querypic/?q=floods|aus|exact&q=drought|aus|exact

http://wraggelabs.com/shed/querypic/?q=decade|aus|exact&q=census|aus|exact

http://wraggelabs.com/shed/querypic/?q=decade|aus|exact&q=census|aus|exact

http://beta.natlib.govt.nz/blog/a-tale-of-two-islands

http://wraggelabs.com/shed/querypic/?q=%22father%20christmas%22|aus|exact&q=%22santa%20claus%22|aus|exact

http://wraggelabs.com/shed/querypic/

II. Finding formulas

http://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=1883%2C1910%2C1950&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=0&smoothing=0

http://wraggelabs.com/shed/querypic/?q=1883|aus|exact&q=1910|aus|exact&q=1950|aus|exact

http://wraggelabs.com/shed/querypic/?q=1883|aus|exact&q=1910|aus|exact&q=1950|aus|exact

http://wraggelabs.com/shed/querypic/?q=%22black%20monday%22|aus|exact...

http://wraggelabs.com/shed/time/the_great_war-2011-08-16.html

http://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=1883%2C1910%2C1950&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=0&smoothing=0

III. The future of the past

Are you smarter than your OCR software?

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Are you smarter than your OCR software?

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http://wraggelabs.com/shed/presentations/nla/pages/nonwords.html

http://wraggelabs.com/shed/presentations/nla/pages/years_accuracy.html

OCR scores

The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times (WA : 1864 - 1874)58.28%
The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1914 - 1918)59.41%
Brighton Southern Cross (Vic. : 1914 - 1918)65.49%
The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil (Melbourne, Vic. : 1873 - 1889)66.12%
The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record (Vic. : 1914 - 1918)67.36%
Emu Bay Times and North West and West Coast Advocate (Tas. : 1897 - 1899)67.38%
The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, VIC. : 1872 - 1938)70.65%
The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918)71.93%
Evelyn Observer and Bourke East Record (Vic. : 1902 - 1917)72.08%
The Darling Downs Gazette and General Advertiser (Toowoomba, Qld. : 1858 - 1880)72.81%

http://wraggelabs.com/shed/presentations/nla/pages/frequencies.html

TF versus TF-IDF – 1939

wouldhitler
futuremidget
onegeodetic
newdanzig
mustpalestine
saidroundabout
mayrumania
worldarab
australiajewish
britishfairbairn

Topics

future man people men world great life day time present years country things make work good past human true

australia year wool industry future trade production years world prices australian present war price cent time market increase great

lt ii tbe lie ti ia tile arc good bc oi li al mid game mi ni il ha

air future motor power car speed miles made engine day flying years light cars high great ship machine oil

land wheat good farmers sheep sugar years stock time country cattle mr queensland soil farm acres fruit farmer agricultural

city railway water future land town north miles port south building river years area present street sydney line great

war british empire germany britain great german peace states united nations france europe india world russia government military china

mine company mines mining gold nnd ore ia work wo thoy mr futuro thom boen thero whioh wore ft

mr government state australia future party made minister members public present sir general council federal meeting labour work commonwealth

school women future home children young work years day woman good house boys mrs time man year made miss

http://wraggelabs.com/shed/presentations/nla/pages/topic_totals.html

IV. Meanings for mining

https://twitter.com/#!/wragge/status/155399186513281026

V. Screwmeneutics and deformance

http://invisibleaustralians.org/faces/

http://wraggelabs.com/shed/headline-roulette/

https://twitter.com/#!/wragge/status/195123436002086912

https://twitter.com/#!/wragge/status/195123436002086912

https://twitter.com/#!/wragge/status/195123436002086912

https://twitter.com/#!/wragge/status/195123436002086912

http://newspapers.wraggelabs.com/difference/

me: Tim Sherratt (@wragge)

blog: discontents.com.au

experiments: wraggelabs.com

tools: wraggelabs.com/emporium/

this presentation: wraggelabs.com/shed/presentations/nla/

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