Navigating Literary Text with Word Embeddings and Semantic Lexicons

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Title: Navigating Literary Text with Word Embeddings and Semantic Lexicons
Authors: Leavy, Susan
Wade, Karen
Meaney, Gerardine
Greene, Derek
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Date: 5-Jun-2018
Online since: 2019-05-15T09:47:42Z
Abstract: Word embeddings represent a powerful tool for mining the vocabularies of literary and historical text. However, there is little research demonstrating appropriate strategies for representing text and setting parameters, when constructing embedding models within a digital humanities context. In this paper we examine the effects of these choices using a case study involving 18th and 19th century texts from the British Library. The study demonstrates the importance of examining implicit assumptions around default strategies, when using embeddings with literary texts and highlights the potential of quantitative analysis to inform critical analysis
Funding Details: Irish Research Council
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: Word embeddingsVocabulariesRepresenting textSetting parametersDigital humanitiesEighteenth centuryNineteenth centuryBritish LibraryCritical analysis
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Conference Details: Workshop on Computational Methods in the Humanities 2018 (COMHUM 2018), Luasanne, Switzerland, 4-5 June 2018
Appears in Collections:Computer Science Research Collection
UCD Humanities Institute Research Collection
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