Toward a model for digital tool criticism: Reflection as integrative practice

AbstractIn the past decade, an increasing set of digital tools has been developed with which digital sources can be selected, analyzed, and presented. Many tools go beyond key word search and perform different types of analysis, aggregation, mapping, and linking of data selections, which transforms materials and creates new perspectives, thereby changing the way scholars interact with and perceive their materials. These tools, together with the massive amount of digital and digitized data available for humanities research, put a strain on traditional humanities research methods.

Text-world annotation and visualization for crime narrative reconstruction

AbstractTo assist legal professionals with more effective information processing and evaluation, we aim to develop software to identify and visualize the key information dispersed in the unstructured language data of a criminal case. A preliminary model of the software, Worldbuilder, is described in Wang et al. (2016a, b).

Reconstruire ce qui manque – ou le déconstruire ? Approches numériques des sources historiquesRebuilding what is missing – or deconstructing it? Digital approaches to historical sources

Cet article rassembler des outils théoriques pour aborder la question de la
construction et de l’interprétation de sources historiques et d’en éprouver la
validité à partir d’une expérience de recherche spécifique numérique.

Presents a theoretical framework on the concepts of trace and archive, and
applies this theory to historical material.

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