Period Slicer and Dynamical Settings

CorText Manager Q&A forumCategory: Time processingPeriod Slicer and Dynamical Settings
sfeverton18 asked 9 months ago

Hello:
I’m analyzing US presidential inaugural addresses, and I used the period slicer to break the speeches into the following 12 periods:
[1779:1812];[1813:1828];[1829:1848];[1849:1876];[1877:1896];[1897:1912];[1913:1928];[1929:1948];[1949:1964];[1965:1980];[1981:2016];[2017:2017]
In the network mapping function I selected “custom periods” (under “Dynamics”), and then entered “12” for the number of periods. However, the script returned 5 periods, and they do not appear to correspond to the 12 periods I identified using “period slicer.” The documentation for “Dynamical Settings” doesn’t discuss the “custom periods” function.
Thanks
Sean

Lionel Staff replied 9 months ago

See below

1 Answers
Lionel Staff answered 9 months ago

Dear Sean,
After using the result of the script that is slicing priods of time; you have to chose the following choice in the “Dynamics” submenu of the “Network Mapping” script:

  • Custom periods
  • Recall the exact number of time slices you have built
  • Choose “Regular“.

Note that if some periods are empty they won’t appear. It can be the case if a period do not have any document,  or if none of the document of a period is selected due to the chosen parameters to build the network (as with top nodes or filters on proximity measure…)!
I hope it helps !!
Enjoy
Lionel Villard

sfeverton18 replied 9 months ago

Thank you. I will try again