Thursday, November 21 /
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
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
Distant Reading, Novel Models •
Rachel Sagner Buurma, Swarthmore College.
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).
Political Discussion and Debate in Narrative Time: The Florentine Consulte e Pratiche, 1376-1378 •
John F. Padgett, University of Chicago; Katalin Prajda, University of Chicago; Benjamin Rohr, University of Chicago; Jonathan Schoots, University of Chicago.
Relational Templates in Policy Documents •
John 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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