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  • Digital Humanities News

    MACHINE LEARNING: WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN CREATING TRAINING DATA (FOR LITERARY STUDIES)

    Machine Learning sounds like a promising new world for literary studies. Sounds like we can put something into our computers, press a button and then only have to interpret consistent data… But when you start to really get into it and apply the procedures, you soon realise, that there is not much consistency in literary studies. The problem is that there is still far too little training material to teach our computers to read literature. So we have to create training data ourselves. But what must it look like? To answer this question I have made a few tests. Today,…

  • Literary Column

    Reading biographically

    In literary studies it is a little frowned upon to read biographically. In the book trade one can hardly escape the advertising factor of biographically coloured stories. But what’s actually against it? And why is it sometimes difficult to get…