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HermeneuticaComputer-Assisted Interpretation in the Humanities$
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Geoffrey Rockwell and Stéfan Sinclair

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034357

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034357.001.0001

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The Swallow Flies Swiftly Through: An Analysis of Humanist (First Interlude)

The Swallow Flies Swiftly Through: An Analysis of Humanist (First Interlude)

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(p.69) 4 The Swallow Flies Swiftly Through: An Analysis of Humanist (First Interlude)
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Hermeneutica
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Geoffrey Rockwell

Stéfan Sinclair

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034357.003.0004

What can you actually do with text analysis? Chapter 4 is the first Interlude or example of text analysis in action with Voyant. This Interlude asks about computing in the humanities and shows how one can study the evolution of discourse about a discipline like the digital humanities though the Humanist discussion list that has been a central place for discussion and announcements since 1987. Studying 21 years of discourse shows how the emergence of the web as a platform for electronic resources was a turning point. Attention shifted from hardware and software to services and social media.

Keywords:   World Wide Web, Humanist, Humanities Computing, Digital Humanities, Social Media

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