The Distant Reader - Tool for Reading
TimeTuesday, July 306:30pm - 8:30pm
LocationCrystal Foyer and Crystal B
DescriptionThe Distant Reader science gateway can be used to automatically create and analyze text corpora at a scale of thousands of user-supplied documents. These processing steps are deployed on a dynamic virtual cluster deployed on XSEDE’s Jetstream academic cloud computing resource and are accessed through a Web interface. The science gateway uses Apache Airavata middleware to manage the interactions between the Web interface and the virtual clusters. The gateway leverages the Science Gateway Platform as a service (SciGaP) infrastructure at Indiana University, which provides user authentication, authorization, and identity management as well as access to the Distant Reader tools. The Distant Reader is designed to assist in the process of using & understanding corpora -- reading.