research product . 2018

Navigating Literary Text with Word Embeddings and Semantic Lexicons

Leavy, Susan; Wade, Karen; Meaney, Gerardine; Greene, Derek;
Open Access English
  • Published: 05 Jun 2018
  • Country: Ireland
Workshop on Computational Methods in the Humanities 2018 (COMHUM 2018), Luasanne, Switzerland, 4-5 June 2018 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 litera...
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free text keywords: Word embeddings, Vocabularies, Representing text, Setting parameters, Digital humanities, Eighteenth century, Nineteenth century, British Library, Critical analysis
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