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