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Text Mining and Analysis in the Humanities

This guide provides background information on data and text mining


The following articles describe specific humanities text mining projects:

Drouin, Jeffrey. "Close- and Distant-Reading Modernism." The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies 5.1 (2014): 110-135.


Gibbs, Frederick W., and Daniel J. Cohen. "A Conversation With Data: Prospecting Victorian Words And Ideas." Victorian Studies 54.1 (2011): 69-77.


Gooding, Paul, Melissa Terras, and Claire Warwick. "The Myth Of The New: Mass Digitization, Distant Reading, And The Future Of The Book." Literary And Linguistic Computing: Journal Of The Association For Literary And Linguistic Computing And The Association For Computers And The Humanities 28.4 (2013): 629-639.


Heuser, Ryan, and Long Le-Khac. "Learning To Read Data: Bringing Out The Humanistic In The Digital Humanities." Victorian Studies 54.1 (2011): 79-86.


Hitchcock, Tim, and William J Turkel. “The Old Bailey Proceedings, 1674–1913: Text Mining for Evidence of Court Behavior.” Law and History Review, vol. 34, no. 04, 2016, pp. 929–955., doi:10.1017/S0738248016000304.


Hoyt E, et al. “Variety's Transformations: Digitizing and Analyzing the First Thirty-Five Years of the Canonical Trade Paper.” Film History: An International Journal, vol. 27, no. 4, 2015, pp. 76–105.


Jockers, Matthew L, and David Mimno. "Significant Themes in 19th-Century Literature." Poetics 41.6 (2013): 750-769.


Liddle, Dallas. "Reflections On 20,000 Victorian Newspapers: ‘Distant Reading’ The Times Using The Times Digital Archive." Journal Of Victorian Culture 17.2 (2012): 230-237.


Nicholson, Bob. "Counting Culture; Or, How To Read Victorian Newspapers From A Distance." Journal Of Victorian Culture 17.2 (2012): 238-246.


Winterer C. "Where Is America in the Republic of Letters?" Modern Intellectual History  9.3 (2012): 597-623.