Spring 2023

Mining the History of Holyoke

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as STAT-210


Nicholas J. Horton (Section 01)


This course will focus on the use of text analytics to explore the rich history of Holyoke, MA. Holyoke has been a site of rapid industrialization, multiple waves of immigration and migration, urban development, rapid changes in its workforce, and ongoing creativity, activism, and innovation. Students will develop the skills to mine textual data from archives at the Wistariahurst Museum, the Holyoke Public Library, Holyoke Community College, and other repositories to address important questions regarding the development and history of this planned community. Topics include sentiment analysis, regular expressions, document-term-matrices, named entity recognition, and Latent Dirichlet analysis.  Requisite: STAT 111, STAT 135 or equivalent. Recommended requisite: HIST 351 or COSC 111. Professor Horton. 

If Overenrolled: If overenrolled, students will be asked to submit a statement of interest that will be used for selection.


Quantitative Reasoning


2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023