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A digital humanities approach to the history of science: eugenics revisited in hidden debates by means of semantic text mining

Huijnen, P.; Laan, F.; de Rijke, M.; Pieters, T.; Nadamoto, A.; Jatowt, A.; Wierzbicki, A.; Leidner, J.L.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: Social Informatics (issn: 0302-9743, Copyright policy)
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Comparative historical research on the the intensity, diversity and fluidity of public discourses has been severely hampered by the extraordinary task of manually gathering and processing large sets of opinionated data in news media in different countries. At most 50,000 documents have been systematically studied in a single comparative historical project in the subject area of heredity and eugenics. Digital techniques, like the text mining tools WAHSP and BILAND we have developed in two successive demonstrator projects, are able to perform advanced forms of multi-lingual text-mining in much larger data sets of newspapers. We describe the development and use of ...
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free text keywords: Newspaper, Data science, Digital humanities, Artificial intelligence, business.industry, business, Discourse analysis, News media, History of science, Eugenics, Comparative historical research, Computer science
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LIMOSINE
Linguistically Motivated Semantic aggregatIon engiNes
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 288024
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ICT
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NWO| Building Rich Links to Enable Television History Research
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  • Funder: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (NWO)
  • Project Code: 2300153702
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NWO| SPuDisc: Searching Public Discourse
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  • Funder: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (NWO)
  • Project Code: 2300176811
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NWO| Modeling and Learning from Implicit Feedback in Information Retrieval
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  • Funder: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (NWO)
  • Project Code: 2300171779
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NWO| Semantic Search in E-Discovery
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  • Funder: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (NWO)
  • Project Code: 2300168486
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