CDH webinar: Who Wrote the Wilhelmus? A Comparison of Latent Semantic Analysis and Correspondence Analysis for Text Mining’


In this lecture, PhD candidate Qianqian Qi, will discuss two text mining methods: Latent Semantic Analysis and Correspondence Analysis. She will use these two methods to explore who wrote the Wilhelmus.

Potential applications of text mining are everywhere: emails, sentiment analysis, authorship attribution and so on. In the spring of 2016, a group of researchers from Antwerp, Amsterdam and Utrecht used text mining to find out who wrote the Wilhelmus. They made the news with the hypothesis that the Wilhelmus has been written by psalmist Petrus Datheen. Read more on their research here. In Whose song is the Wilhelmus? they explain this hypothesis.

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