Humanities Data in R

Part of the series Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences pp 157-176

Text Analysis

  • Taylor ArnoldAffiliated withYale University
  • , Lauren TiltonAffiliated withYale University

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In this chapter, several methods for extracting meaning from a collection of parsed textual documents are presented. Examples include information retrieval, topic modeling, and stylometrics. Particular focus is placed on how to use these methods for constructing visualizations of textual corpora and a high-level categorization of some narrative trends.