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Mapping the Bentham Corpus

Tieberghien, E; Ruiz Fabo, P; Mélanie-Bécquet, F; Poibeau, T; Causer, T; Terras, MM; (2016) Mapping the Bentham Corpus. In: Thaller, Manfred, (ed.) Digital Humanities 2016: Conference Abstracts. (pp. pp. 279-282). Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations: Jagiellonian University and Pedagogical University, Kraków, Poland. Green open access

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Abstract

University College London (UCL) owns a large corpus of the philosopher and social reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). Until recently, these papers were for the most part untranscribed, so that very few people had access to the corpus to evaluate its content and its value. The corpus is now being digitized and transcribed thanks to a large number of volunteers recruited through a crowd-sourcing initiative called Transcribe Bentham (Causer and Terras, 2014a, 2014b). The problem researchers are facing with such a corpus is clear: how to access the content, how to structure these 30,000 files, and how to get relevant access to this mass of data? Our goal has thus been to produce an automatic analysis procedure aiming at providing a general characterization of the content of the corpus. We are more specifically interested in identifying the main topics and their structure so as to provide meaningful static and dynamic representations of their evolution over time.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Mapping the Bentham Corpus
Event: Digital Humanities 2016, 11-16 July 2016, Krakow, Poland
Location: Krakow
Dates: 11 July 2016 - 16 September 2016
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://dh2016.adho.org/abstracts/372
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Betham, corpus visualization, knowledge discovery
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Centre for Editing Lives and Letters
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Laws
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Laws > The Bentham Project
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1517125
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