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The most fundamental and important difference in the two approaches is that the macroanalytic approach reveals details about texts that are, practically speaking, unavailable to close readers of the texts. John Burrows was an early innovator in this realm. Burrows’s 1987 book-length computational study of Jane Austen’s novels provided unprecedented detail into Austen’s style by examining the kinds of highly frequent words that most close readers would simply pass over. Writing of Burrows’s study of Austen’s oeuvre, Julia Flanders points out how Burrows’s work brings the most common words, such as the and of, into our field of view.
When linear trend lines are calculated, it is seen that production is slowly increasing over time, and the two trend lines are almost parallel, indicating a similar rate of overall increase. 3. 4. 5. * Western authors, both male and female, certainly appear to have countered any literary recession of the East. That they succeeded in doing so despite (or perhaps directly because of) a significantly smaller Irish ethnic population in the West is fascinating. 6 incorporates census figures to explore Irish American literary output in the context of eastern and western demographics.
Tell a larger story are spread across a vast set of starting material” (Palantir Technologies 2011). Translation: we build technologies for the macroanalysis of large, disparate corpora. Not quite as spectacular as Palantir and the NSA are projects more specifically aimed at the application of text mining to the humanities. The NORA, MONK, and SEASR projects originally led by John Unsworth at the University of Illinois are three such projects. The expressed goal of the NORA project was to “produce software for discovering, visualizing, and exploring significant patterns across large collections of full-text humanities resources in existing digital libraries” (NORA 2006).