The group’s focus this week was threefold. We had finished, for the most part, putting together our sound word corpus. With that done, all members of the group began to learn how to use text scraping scripts to help streamline gathering the data and ensure that it is “clean” and accessible as possible. The second facet of the group’s effort centered on outreach and establishing a public presence; one group member set up a Git Hub and Twitter account for the group. She also began to explore which web platforms would best serve to present our work and share it. Third, the group continued to study and research the battle itself through reading accounts of the battle, from both secondary and primary sources.
Finally, the group began to put together the project update presentation, creating and including a work plan, basic test data, and a concept for the project.
Civil War Sound Group