Scalable Reading

dedicated to DATA: digitally assisted text analysis

...the broad circumference
Hung on his shoulders like the Moon, whose Orb
Through Optic Glass the Tuscan Artist views
At Ev’ning from the top of Fesole,
Or in Valdarno, to descry new Lands,
Rivers or Mountains in her spotty Globe.
(Paradise Lost, 1. 286-91)

Ted Underwood


Introduction and Summary This is a report about an experiment with ~ 4,000  texts from the Text Creation Partnership ( TCP). It is more in the spirit of concept cars than production models.  There may also be an aspect of changing fro 5.25 to 3.5 floppy disks.  The TCP texts are a critical component of...

Very briefly: scalable reading.

I’m mostly writing simply to thank Martin for organizing this blog. I hope it becomes a venue for informal discussion of opportunities and challenges in the field. I think we could use a forum a little less volatile than twitter and more public than e-mail, but less formal than publication or even a research blog....