Reference : Modelling Scale in Historiographical Data
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Arts & humanities : History
Computational Sciences
Modelling Scale in Historiographical Data
Armaselu, Florentina mailto [University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Center for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > >]
EADH 2018: "Data in Digital Humanities"
from 07-12-2018 to 09-12-2018
European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) and National University of Ireland
[en] digital historiography ; global microhistory ; scale representation ; topic modelling ; discourse analysis
[en] The project will investigate the meaning of scale in historical writings, and more precisely how scale is expressed through language in historical discourse. This question draws attention to the conceptual and linguistic mechanisms at play in building historical knowledge, when the historian moves between different layers of analysis, narration or consulted sources, involving different degrees of generality.
A small historiographical corpus, in which variations of scale are clearly present, will serve to develop the digital approach/tools/methodology. Depending on the findings of the project, an extension of the research to other types of corpora is envisaged.
The paper presents a workflow and first experiments using topic modelling to analyse scale representation in historiographical data. Further experiments with more documents, other models and visualisation tools, as well as eventually creating a pipeline for semi-automatic restructuration of data as zoomable texts are also envisaged.
Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > Digital History & Historiography (DHI)

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