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Beautiful Soup

  • Description: A library for pulling data out of HTML and XML files.

  • Use Case: Scraping historical data, documents, and archives from websites for digital humanities projects.

  • GitHub Repository: Beautiful Soup GitHub


  • Description: A robust semantic modeling library, useful for unsupervised topic modeling and natural language processing.

  • Use Case: Analyzing historical texts and documents to uncover thematic structures and trends over time.

  • Documentation: Gensim Documentation

  • GitHub Repository: Gensim GitHub


  • Description: A plotting library for creating static, animated, and interactive visualizations in Python.

  • Use Case: Visualizing historical data, such as timelines, population growth, or economic changes over time.

  • GitHub Repository: Matplotlib GitHub


  • Description: A Python package for the creation, manipulation, and study of the structure, dynamics, and functions of complex networks.

  • Use Case: Modeling historical events and relationships, such as social networks, trade routes, or communication networks in historical contexts.

  • Documentation: NetworkX Documentation

  • GitHub Repository: NetworkX GitHub

NLTK (Natural Language Toolkit)

  • Description: A leading platform for building Python programs to work with human language data.

  • Use Case: Text analysis and linguistic study of historical documents, including language evolution, stylistic changes, and content analysis.

  • Documentation: NLTK Documentation

  • GitHub Repository: NLTK GitHub


  • Description: Fundamental package for scientific computing with Python.

  • Use Case: Handling numerical data for statistical analysis in historical research.

  • Documentation: NumPy Documentation

  • GitHub Repository: NumPy GitHub


  • Description: Adds an OCR text layer to PDF files, allowing them to be searched.

  • Use Case: Converting scanned historical documents and texts into searchable and analyzable PDF formats.

  • Documentation: OCRmyPDF GitHub


  • Description: Data analysis and manipulation library.

  • Use Case: Organizing, analyzing, and manipulating historical datasets, such as census data, economic records, or archaeological findings.

  • Documentation: Pandas Documentation

  • GitHub Repository: Pandas GitHub


  • Description: An interactive graphing library.

  • Use Case: Creating interactive visualizations for presenting historical data and findings.

  • Documentation: Plotly Documentation

  • GitHub Repository: Plotly GitHub


  • Description: An open-source software library for advanced natural language processing.

  • Use Case: Processing and analyzing large volumes of historical texts for semantic content, named entity recognition, and thematic analysis.

  • Documentation: spaCy Documentation

  • GitHub Repository: spaCy GitHub


  • Description: A library for processing textual data, providing simple APIs for common natural language processing tasks.

  • Use Case: Sentiment analysis, part-of-speech tagging, and classification of historical narratives and documents.

  • Documentation: TextBlob Documentation

  • GitHub Repository: TextBlob GitHub

Tesseract OCR

  • Description: An optical character recognition (OCR) engine.

  • Use Case: Extracting text from images of historical documents, enabling digitization and analysis of archival materials.

  • Documentation: Tesseract OCR GitHub

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