Archive for December, 2009


Friday, December 18th, 2009

The Software Environment for the Advancement of Scholarly Research (SEASR), funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provides a research and development environment capable of powering leading-edge digital humanities initiatives. Although not dedicated exclusively to text-mining, the project produces several tools related to it. We would like your feedback about the SEASR project to better […]


Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 is a collaborative project by Stéfan Sinclair & Geoffrey Rockwell to think through some foundations of contemporary text analysis, including issues related to the electronic texts used, the tools and methodologies available, and the various forms that can take the expression of results from text analysis. Your task is to learn a bit more […]

Visualizing the Origin of Species

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

This week’s resource up for discussion: The Preservation of Favoured Traces One of many visualization projects of Ben Fry, this page shows you how the Origin of Species changed over time, allowing for both broad and detailed views of the text. Though perhaps not suitable for rigorous textual analysis, could this be of real value […]

Enhancing Historical Research With Text-Mining and Analysis Tools