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Digital Approaches to Literary History

Ted Underwood has posted his fascinating talk, "How Well Do We Understand Literary History?", delivered at the Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities on February 7. Basically Ted uses a data mining algorithm to rip through the Hathi Trust's approximately 700,000 volumes of British and North American literature produced between 1700 and 1900, searching for clues as to how literary genres and the use of point-of-view has changed over time.