As of May, 2013, there were 1057 items tagged in the NLCSA database with some set of the 275 different tags. The distribution of assigned tags provides an overview of the contents.
The tags assigned will change in the future, especially with the extension of tagging to videos and the addition of more video materials. It is also quite likely that some judgments about the appropriateness of tags to specific data items will be changed. That said, nonetheless it seems worthwhile to extract these numbers from the SK Multi Tag plugin facility. (You can verify any of these numbers by hovering your mouse over the tag in the left sidebar.)
Of the 1055 data items, 916 are tagged as vignettes; 177 video clips are mentioned (some in text, as a cross reference). Eleven items are based on recall and 9 are speculations.
Distributions of Tags for Time:
- (by years, for all three subjects) Y1 174; Y2 276; Y3 301 ; Y4 124 ; Y5 21 ; Y6 143 ; Y7 61 ; Y8 44 ;
The breakout by years reflect the differing lengths of the three studies, as well as the “atomizing” of data items in the infant study (See “Reference”, below).
- LC1, 102 tags; LC2, 157; LC3, 889. Of the items related to LC2 and LC3, 22 were before the intimate Study, 116 during it, and 29 following.
- Tagging through 31 quarters ranges from zero (quarter Q20) to 102 in Q9.
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On Seymour Papert
Seymour’s 1988 Talk at Purdue can be seen at Revaluation of the Concrete.
NB. this post calls 11 video clips, and takes time to load completely.
Coming to MIT to study Artificial Intelligence with Minsky had the wonderful side effect of introducing me to Seymour Papert, Marvin’s colleague and co-founder of the AI Lab. My research studies began in Seymour’s Logo Project, the “Childrens’ Learning Laboratory.” As I integrate all my studies, it seems appropriate to share with anyone interested some photos and video clips from that common past. The two children who joined me at the lab, eventually, met a wise man who very much enjoyed the pleasures of everyday life.
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Example3 shows how one might use this tagging system and these tags to explore the contents of the LC3 datacase. The tags were assigned by the Analyst (they can be modified only by a user with editing control of NLCSA contents; if you have suggestions, send email to RWLawler@NLCSA.net). The tagging system is the Word Press Plugin, SK Multi Tag. Without full set operations, the plugin is nonetheless useful in providing the equivalent of intersection of tag-determined sets. The specific example developed below is how to explore the vignette collection for information about the infant’s language development as she approached two years of age. Continue reading ‘Example3’ »
The method discussed here, SCPP (select, copy, paste, & post) was a backstop in place while I tried to figure out a real solution that discussion-group use of these materials required. It has been replaced by the method of Posting Linked Data. For THAT purpose, this document is obsolete (4/23/2013). See the replacement as Example4 or click on Example4 in the Examples list of the right sidebar.
Example2 shows how an archive created by choosing two tags (Y1 and Lng) can be turned into a post. Notice that tags and active links are no longer functional after copy and paste operations. Consider this paragraph as a “typical introduction” to such an archive. Given the focus on early language development, here it is appropriate for an author to insert a link to a short note on the Analyst’s stance with respect to language learning:
Lawler’s Language Learning Mini-Theory
Archive of posts tagged Lng (Language) from Year 1 of LC3 (Infant Peggy Study)
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3V09102 Peggy’s Vocalization 4/23 serial 0091
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