Thursday, November 21 / 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Session 34
Big Data and Its Discontents: Assumptions about Reading History in the Automated Analysis of Texts

Chair: Robin Wagner-Pacifici, The New School for Social Research
Discussant: Daniel Hirschman, Brown University

1. Distant Reading, Novel ModelsRachel Sagner Buurma, Swarthmore College.

2. Three Forms of Historical Description. Selecting Coverage from the New York Times over Many Decades in Pursuit of Continuity.Alix Rule, New York University (NYU).

3. Political Discussion and Debate in Narrative Time: The Florentine Consulte e Pratiche, 1376-1378John F. Padgett, University of Chicago; Katalin Prajda, University of Chicago; Benjamin Rohr, University of Chicago; Jonathan Schoots, University of Chicago.

4. Relational Templates in Policy DocumentsJohn W. Mohr, University of California, Santa Barbara; Robin Wagner-Pacifici, The New School for Social Research; Ronald Breiger, University of Arizona; Devin Cornell, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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