Text encoding - descriptive

Refers to the addition of character and symbols at certain places in a text in order to convey information about concrete and abstract concepts (i.e. genres, topical subjects); its logical structure (i.e. identification of headings, paragraphs); its linguistic components (i.e. PoS-tagging, phonological and morphological markup); or about concrete and abstract named entities (i.e. identification of personal names, geographic names).

eventresources: Text Editing in a Digital Environment; plus Follow-up Seminar: Text Editing, Scholarship, Books and the Digital World

Reports and abstracts from the Methods Network Expert Seminar on Literature: Text Editing in a Digital Environment. Hosted by Marilyn Deegan and Harold Short, Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London, 24 March 2006. [read more...]

eventresources: Historical Text Mining

Report from the Methods Network workshop organized by Paul Rayson, Lancaster University and Dawn Archer, University of Central Lancashire, 20 -21 July 2006. [read more...]

eventresources: From Pigments to Pixels

Report from the Methods Network seminar on Visual Arts hosted by Mike Pringle (AHDS Visual Arts) at Chelsea College of Art and Design, 27 April 2006.

As ever greater numbers of images join the information superhighway, the visual arts research community’s reliance on electronic, rather than analogue, images will inevitably increase. This one day seminar brought together experts from a number of different disciplines to discuss:

* methods currently used for enabling the distribution and accessing of digital images in cyberspace [read more...]

eventresources: Word Frequency and Keyword Extraction

Report from the Methods Network seminar hosted by Tony McEnery, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University (8 September 2005).

Word frequency has come to prominence as the availability of corpora has grown. Word frequency, and a focus upon relative word frequency through keyword analysis, are enabled by the availability of large quantities of machine readable text and appropriate searching software. However the approach to word frequency has changed in recent years to become more central to linguistic theory and to various applications of linguistics. [read more...]

eventresources: Corpus Approaches to the Language of Literature

Report from the Methods Network workshop organized by the Oxford Text Archive, Oxford University, 17-18 May 2006

The workshop aimed to disseminate advanced methods in linguistic analysis using linguistic corpora to researchers in literary studies. [read more...]

eventresources: Annotating Image Archives to Support Literary Research

Report from the Methods Network workshop organized by Omer Rana, University of Cardiff (10 - 11 October 2007).

The aim of this workshop was to bring together researchers within literary studies (particularly those focusing on nineteenth-century literature and illustrations), and members of the computer science community focusing on Semantic Web and CBIR technologies:

* to better understand how individuals from different user groups (historians, cultural critics, journalists, researchers in literature and arts, social scientists) interpret mid-Victorian illustrations; [read more...]

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