Tag Archive: Austen

Apr 13 2017

Trolls and Critics in the 19th Century

We often like to perceive the past as something quite alien, populated with unfamiliar people who are ‘not like us’. However, the more primary sources you encounter, the more this belief is shaken. For part of my Literature Review I have been exploring the 19th century reviews of Jane Austen, Maria Edgeworth and Sydney Owenson’s …

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Oct 03 2016

Jane Austen in Vector Space – Presentation at JADH

In September, I presented a paper which discussed the application of vector space models to a corpus of Jane Austen’s published novels at the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities Conference in Tokyo. The paper was titled ‘Jane Austen in Vector Space: Applying vector space models to 19th century literature’ and outlined some of the findings …

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Mar 10 2016

Beyond the Word Cloud

Possibly the most common entry level visualisation in computational textual analysis is the word cloud. There are multiple online tools (the best known probably being Wordle) which allow you to create them in all sorts of styles. A word cloud can be very useful for identifying frequent terms at a glance, or to indicate possible …

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