The Women Writers Vector Toolkit

Welcome to the Women Writers Vector Toolkit (WWVT), an online laboratory for learning about and experimenting with word embedding models. This project is housed at Northeastern University and is part of the Women Writers Project’s WWP Lab.

We aim to make this site an accessible and transparent space for users with many levels of experience in text analysis. The site includes detailed documentation in order to: describe the processes and choices behind the regularization of the texts used to train the models in the Word Vector Interface, publish code samples, and share assignments and case studies that demonstrate teaching and research applications for word embedding models. Learn more about the background of the project, site navigation, and the project team.

Interface at a Glance

Below are screenshots of the Word Vector Interface. The first image shows the homepage, which contains a basic query section and cluster results. The second image shows the “Compare” function that allows for comparison between models trained on two different corpora. The third image demonstrates how to use the “Analogies” operation.