Towards a post-digital humanities: cultural analytics and the computational turn to data-driven scholarship

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    Abstract

    The term computational turn in the humanities has been adopted to refer to the process whereby techniques and methodologies drawn from computer science and related fields - including interactive information visualization, science visualization, image processing, geospatial representation, statistical data analysis, network analysis, and the mining, aggregation, management and manipulation of data - are used to create new ways of approaching and understanding texts in the humanities. Indeed, thanks to increases in computer processing power and its affordability over the last few years, along with the enormous amount of cultural material now available in digital form, number-crunching software is currently being applied to millions of humanities texts in this way.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages781-809
    JournalAmerican Literature
    Volume85
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2013

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    © 2013 Duke University Press.

    Keywords

    • data-driven scholarship
    • computational turn
    • humanities
    • digital humanities

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    Towards a post-digital humanities: cultural analytics and the computational turn to data-driven scholarship. / Hall, Gary.

    In: American Literature, Vol. 85, No. 4, 2013, p. 781-809.

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