Digital Exploration of General Paralysis in the Nineteenth Century

How can we analyse approximately 70 years of content within the British Journal of psychiatry (BJP) amounting to a total of 51.479 pages? This pressing question extends to the French, Dutch, Belgian and German equivalent of this journal. I gathered a corpus of between 250.000 and 300.000 pages. Furthermore, the content inside these journals is … Continued

Text as data at DHBenelux 2019

DHBenelux 2019 was held at the University of Liège (Belgium), and it was the first time I attended this conference. As someone working in computational text analysis for historical and literary studies, I was excited to see quite a few text-related projects.  Why do humanities researchers turn to text as social and cultural data? Edward … Continued

Deep Learning for Language Analysis Summer School

I attended the Deep learning summer school for language analysis at Universität zu Köln from 9 to 13 September. The summer school was a collaboration between the Qualitative Modeling of Complex Systems group and the Department for Digital Humanities. The venue of the conference was at the beautiful and green campus of University of Cologne. … Continued