publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2014

A Digital Humanities Approach to the History of Science

Pim Huijnen; Fons Laan; Maarten de Rijke; Toine Pieters;
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  • Published: 15 Apr 2014
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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: News media, Discourse analysis, Data science, Digital humanities, Newspaper, Comparative historical research, Artificial intelligence, business.industry, business, Eugenics, Computer science, History of science
Communities
Social Science and Humanities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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