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Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History

Matthew L. Jockers


This book introduces readers to large-scale literary computing and the revolutionary potential of macroanalysis—a new approach to the study of the literary record designed for probing the digital-textual world as it exists today, in digital form and in large quantities. Using computational analysis to retrieve key words, phrases, and linguistic patterns across thousands of texts in digital libraries, researchers can draw conclusions based on quantifiable evidence regarding how literary trends are employed over time, across periods, within regions, or within demographic groups, as well as how c ... More

Keywords: literary computing, macroanalysis, digital libraries, literary culture, digital material, linguistic patterns, computational analysis, key words

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037528
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037528.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew L. Jockers, author
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

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