Although I’m pretty committed to working with antconc (lesson 1 and lesson 2), I couldn’t resist another run at topic modeling to see what differences emerged. All that led to some good debate via the twitters, which I storified and link to at end of this post
Using the full text OCR files sent to me by the kind people at JSTOR that I’ve been using with AntConc, I ran 1977 through 1981 Off Our Backs through mallet to see what sorts of topics emerged. I’d done that in the past, but without the full texts.
List of Topics
so without looking into files that gave rise to the above some topics seem clear
2LGBT community in DC which makes sense given that OOB is published out of DC,
3 something to do with rape trial
4 the process of publishing OOB
5 government policies about work?
6 different kinds of women’s “culture” (note lesbian in there)
8 abortion rights
9 stuff about the movement
I tweeted about this, and got a response from the every helpful Jon Goodwin