Project: Refining the Film Search Engine: Expanding the Capacities of an Online Search Engine for Use with Archives of Films
Faculty: John Hunter
Student: Dale Hartman
DP&S Liaison: Diane Jakacki
Date: Summer 2016
Professor Hunter’s research involves the multimodal analysis of key concepts in film – looking in particular at how ways in which communication technology such as cell phones has impacted on film narrative. Over the past two years he has worked with several Computer Science major to create the prototype for an application that searches film scripts and closed-caption texts to find frequency and context of keywords. In summer 2016 Dale Hartman, a Computer Science major and Presidential Fellow, worked to expand the database and enhance its capabilities.
Professor Hunter and his research students presented their initial work at the Keystone Digital Humanities conference last summer. Hunter and Hartman will present on the work they continue to do at #BUDSC16.