Natural Language Processing

  • Taylor Arnold
  • Lauren Tilton
Part of the Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences book series (QMHSS)


An introduction applying low-level natural language processing is given in this chapter. Techniques such as tokenization, lemmatization, part of speech tagging, and coreference detection are described in relationship to text analysis. The methods are applied to a corpus of short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring his famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.


Textual Data Main Character Data Frame Short Story Parse Tree 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Taylor Arnold
    • 1
  • Lauren Tilton
    • 1
  1. 1.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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