Exploring erotics in Emily Dickinson's correspondence with text mining and visual interfaces

Catherine Plaisant, James Rose, Bei Yu, Loretta Auvil, Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Martha Nell Smith, Tanya Clement, Greg Lord

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Abstract

This paper describes a system to support humanities scholars in their interpretation of literary work. It presents a user interface and web architecture that integrates text mining, a graphical user interface and visualization, while attempting to remain easy to use by non specialists. Users can interactively read and rate documents found in a digital libraries collection, prepare training sets, review results of classification algorithms and explore possible indicators and explanations. Initial evaluation steps suggest that there is a rationale for "provocational" text mining in literary interpretation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication6th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2006
Subtitle of host publicationOpening Information Horizons, JCDL '06
Pages141-150
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event6th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2006: Opening Information Horizons, JCDL '06 - Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Duration: Jun 11 2006Jun 15 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
Volume2006
ISSN (Print)1552-5996

Other

Other6th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2006: Opening Information Horizons, JCDL '06
CountryUnited States
CityChapel Hill, NC
Period6/11/066/15/06

Keywords

  • Case studies
  • Humanities
  • Literary criticism
  • Text mining
  • User interface
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Plaisant, C., Rose, J., Yu, B., Auvil, L., Kirschenbaum, M. G., Smith, M. N., Clement, T., & Lord, G. (2006). Exploring erotics in Emily Dickinson's correspondence with text mining and visual interfaces. In 6th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2006: Opening Information Horizons, JCDL '06 (pp. 141-150). (Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries; Vol. 2006). https://doi.org/10.1145/1141753.1141781