Sentiment Trajectories

As a computational physicist working in a library, my background and training is quite different to the curators and researchers I now work with. Therefore, I do try to spend some time following developments in the digital humanities more generally, trying to understand the kinds of questions being asked, the techniques that are being used, and the assumptions that lie beneath.

A particularly interesting example came up recently in a blog entry called “Revealing Sentiment and Plot Arcs with the Syuzhet Package” by Matthew L. Jockers.

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Posted: 2015-04-28

Visualisation  Data Mining  Digital Humanities

Building a historical search engine is no easy thing

As published on the UK Web Archive blog.

Over the last year, we have been a part of the Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities project, with the ambitious goal of building a ‘historical search engine’ covering the early history of the UK web. This continues the work of the Analytical Access to the Domain Dark Archive project but at a greater scale, and moreover, with a much more challenging range of use cases.

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Posted: 2015-02-18

Web Archives  BUDDAH  webarchive-discovery  Data Mining


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