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DiaView: visualise cultural change in diachronic corpora

Beavan, D; (2012) DiaView: visualise cultural change in diachronic corpora. In: Meister, JC, (ed.) Digital Humanities 2012 Conference Abstracts. (pp. 107 - 108). Hamburg University Press: Hamburg, Germany. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper will introduce and demonstrate DiaView1, a new tool to investigate and visualise word usage in diachronic corpora. DiaView highlights cultural change over time by exposing salient lexical items from each decade or year, and providing them to the user in an effortless visualisation. This is made possible by examining large quantities of diachronic textual data, in this case the Google Books corpus (Michel et al., 2010) of one million English books. This paper will introduce the methods and technologies at its core, perform a demonstration of the tool and discuss further possibilities.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: DiaView: visualise cultural change in diachronic corpora
Event: Digital Humanities 2012
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Dates: 2012-07-16 - 2012-07-22
ISBN-13: 978-3-937816-99-9
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.dh2012.uni-hamburg.de/wp-content/upload...
Language: English
Additional information: © 2012 Hamburg University Press
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1404370
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