Scale, Meaning, Pattern, Form: Conceptual Challenges for Quantitative Literary Studies
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Scale, Meaning, Pattern, Form: Conceptual Challenges for Quantitative Literary Studies
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Digital format introduced in research of literature the new scale of the archive: previously several hundred novels of the nineteenth century could be studied, now it’s possible to analyze thousands, tens of thousands, and soon hundreds of thousands of texts. The article observes the problem to identify the meaning in statistically large sets, establishing patterns and their relationship with forms. If we turn the daily experience of reading literature in the abstract distributions, after we find the patterns and isolate patterns of formal relations that underpin them, it would be the last, and for many of us the main step: use all these innovations to return to the sociological understanding of literature in a completely new basis.
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quantitative literary studies, distant reading, scale, meaning, pattern, form
11.11.2016
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01.12.2016
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