Monthly Archives: March 2012

Some results of topic modeling.

This is going to be a post with a lot of pictures and not a lot of interpretation. I’m actually using it in lieu of a class handout, because it’s easier than printing 40 pages in full color! The interpretation … Continue reading

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Two different ways of thinking about “religious” vocabulary.

I hope a picture is worth a thousand words, because I don’t have time for even a hundred words right now. But in re: Benjamin’s remarks about religion below, here are two different ways of looking at the Google ngrams … Continue reading

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Benjamin D. O’Dell: Thoughts on Frederick Gibbs and Daniel Cohen’s “A Conversation with Data,” Victorian Studies (Autumn 2011)

Literary scholars and historians have generally been reluctant to accept the value of text-mining as a tool of analysis.  Given that a word’s meaning is context dependent and often ambiguous, they argue that text-mining deprives historical documents of their context … Continue reading

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