Taming the Data: Web-Scraping and De-Duplicating Messy Multilingual Philosophy Corpora

poster / demo / art installation
  1. 1. Raluca A. Tanasescu

    Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (University of Groningen)

  2. 2. Cristian A. Marocico

    Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (University of Groningen)

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This poster presents a technical report and a method for corpus expansion in the humanities, with an application to early modern philosophy, alongside a case study of dealing with heavy data redundancy in several Latin, English, and French title corpora. It enlarges on the steps taken during the initial stages of a data-intensive research project that aims to go beyond established writers and views in natural philosophy between 1600 and 1800 and it reflects on the collaboration between a humanist and a data scientist with respect to web-scraping and redundant multilingual data taming in Python.

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Conference Info

In review

ADHO - 2020
"carrefours / intersections"

Hosted at Carleton University, Université d'Ottawa (University of Ottawa)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

July 20, 2020 - July 25, 2020

475 works by 1078 authors indexed

Conference cancelled due to coronavirus. Online conference held at https://hcommons.org/groups/dh2020/. Data for this conference were initially prepared and cleaned by May Ning.

Conference website: https://dh2020.adho.org/

References: https://dh2020.adho.org/abstracts/

Series: ADHO (15)

Organizers: ADHO