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Digital humanities, the next big thing? November 16, 2010

An article in today’s New York Times discusses what might be the next big thing in the humanities. With texts being digitally scanned and uploaded every day (Google so far has scanned over 12 million books in over 40 languages), scholars in the humanities are able to use computational research methodologies in order to describe, analyze, and interpret vast swaths of text.  (more…)