Megan R. Brett

Megan R. Brett is a PhD student in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University and a research assistant at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, where she serves as an assistant editor for the Papers of the War Department. Her research focuses on transatlantic family strategies in the early American republic. She is particularly interested in the way digital tools can reveal new information about correspondence and social networks in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She blogs at


Topic Modeling: A Basic Introduction

The purpose of this post is to help explain some of the basic concepts of topic modeling, introduce some topic modeling tools, and point out some other posts on topic modeling.

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