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While developing the Syuzhet package–a tool for tracking relative shifts in narrative sentiment–I spent a fair amount of time gut-checking whether …Sentiment Analysis
An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its …United Kingdom
Because my last tutorial, The Complete n00b’s Guide to Mapping in R, received a positive response, I decided to create another beginner’s guide to …How-To's
Abstraction is a concept familiar to programmers, and a term in common use. Abstraction is often discussed as a quality of code, but it can also …Syntax
I was fortunate to receive a travel grant to present my research in a short, three-minute slot plus poster at the Herrenhäuser Konferenz: Big Data in …Lightning
Recipe from Bald's Leechbook found to be highly effective against MRSA
Bloodletting, mercury cures, holes drilled in the head—many ancient medical remedies seem ill-advised based on our modern understanding of medicine. But researchers recently found that a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon treatment …Middle Ages
If you think that people in Britain want to achieve fame and fortune by treading the boards or having a number-one hit single then think again. A recent survey from YouGov found that 54% of people would like to be librarians.
Of course, part of the attraction is spending time with all the books your …Librarianship
26 March 2015
The Bodleian Libraries and Wikimedia UK have joined forces to support a year-long Wikimedian in Residence in Oxford.
The post provides …United Kingdom
You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean …Museums
Assigning emotional values to words.
Last month I wrote about Matthew Jockers’s research on the shapes of stories, which has since met with a welter of reactions within and without academe. His critics ask two questions, essentially: Is it really possible to assign every word a reliable emotional …Literature
In 1734, Voltaire fled Paris to the region of Champagne, trading the sophisticated and malodorous capital for acres of precisely plotted vineyards. …Maps
21 Mar 2015
It’s a tale as old as the “digital humanities” itself: skeptics rightly asking whether or not we are actually learning anything new by …Humanities
Recently a number of famous people, including Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, warned everybody about the dangers of machine intelligence. …Artificial Intelligence
The 1891 work 'A Haystack in the Evening Sun' was found to be a genuine piece of Claude Monet's work by researchers at the University of Jyväskylä in …Cameras
Like many others I have been following the debate between Matthew Jockers and Annie Swafford regarding the new syuzhet R package created by Jockers, …
The Knight Arts Challenge Detroit is now accepting applications for the best local ideas for the arts. Here, writer Julie Edgar catches up with past …Poetry
The J. Paul Getty Trust 2014 Report
The Getty Research Institute
Thomas Gaehtgens, Director
The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering …Research
Folklorist Alan Lomax spent his career documenting folk music traditions from around the world. Now thousands of the songs and interviews he recorded are available for free online, many for the first time. It's part of what Lomax envisioned for the collection — long before the age of the …Music Blogs
James Joyce's narration leads us through the difficulty of finding knowledge in a pre-Internet era, reminding us how lucky we are to have this technology, despite all its flaws.
Mr Bloom moved forward raising his troubled eyes. Think no more about that. After one. Timeball on the ballast office is …James Joyce
The history of the settlement of the American West comes to life with Geography of the Post, a digital mapping platform that creates visualizations …Stanford University
On 2 April it will be 23 years since the UK prime minister, David Cameron, first appeared in the Guardian. Described as a 25-year-old “suave Old Etonian”, Cameron, the then prime minister John Major’s personal adviser, was one of several young staff showing potential during what looked like a …UK Politics
One of Schmitz' focus group meetings in World of Warcraft. Note the text bubble which highlights digital identities and the roles people play with …Game Based Learning
A series of critical articles have some digital humanists saying the trend has been oversold, particularly with regard to producing academic …Humanities
It's not smart enough to turn sinister
Elon Musk is terrified of artificial intelligence (AI). The founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors predicts it’ll soon be "potentially more dangerous than nukes," and recently he gave $10 million toward research to "keep AI beneficial." Stephen Hawking has likewise …Artificial Intelligence
Italy’s culture minister has called for the creation of a UN peacekeeping force to protect the world’s heritage sites, following the destruction of ancient cities in Iraq by Islamic State (Isis) militants.
“A sort of ‘blue helmets of culture’ are needed, as there are blue helmets that intervene to …Italy
The Beautiful Librarians
The beautiful librarians are dead,
The fairly recent graduates who sat
Like Françoise Hardy’s shampooed sisters
With cardigans across their shoulders
On quiet evenings at the issue desk,
Stamping books and never looking up
At where I stood in adoration.
Once I glimpsed the …Libraries
A new genetic map of Britain shows that there has been little movement between areas of Britain which were former tribal kingoms in Anglo-Saxon England
Britons are still living in the same 'tribes' that they did in the 7th Century, Oxford University has found after an astonishing study into our …United Kingdom
In December 2014, OxfordDictionaries.com added numerous new words and definitions to their database, and we invited experts to comment on the new …Humanities
The first in-depth genetic scan of the British Isles shows their violent history of invasion after invasion lives on in the people.
The blood of Norwegian Vikings still flows in the residents of the Orkney Islands. The Welsh-speaking folk of northern Wales are distinct from their English-dominant …Maps