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Text comparison and digital creativity [electronic resource] : the production of presence and meaning in digital text scholarship / edited by Wido van Peursen, Ernst D. Thoutenhoofd, Adriaan van der Weel.

Contributor(s): Peursen, W. Th. van | Thoutenhoofd, Ernst D | Weel, Adriaan van der.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Scholarly communication: 1.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 296 p., [30] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 9789004190078 (electronic bk.); 9004190074 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Criticism, Textual -- Data processing | Communication in learning and scholarship -- Technological innovations | Scholars -- Effect of technological innovations on | Electronic publications | Manuscripts -- Digitization | Early printed books -- Digitization | Philology -- Research -- Methodology | Bible -- Criticism, Textual | Bible -- Criticism, Textual | LITERARY CRITICISM -- Semiotics & TheoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Text comparison and digital creativity.DDC classification: 801/.9590285 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Pt. 1. Continuation and innovation in e-philology -- pt. 2. Scholarly and scientific research -- pt. 3. Case studies -- pt. 4. Wider perspectives on developments in digital text scholarship.
Summary: The spread of digital technology across philology, linguistics and literary studies suggests that text scholarship is taking on a more laboratory-like image. The ability to sort, quantify, reproduce and report text through computation would seem to facilitate the exploration of text as another type of quantitative scientific data. However, developing this potential also highlights text analysis and text interpretation as two increasingly separated sub-tasks in the study of texts. The implied dual nature of interpretation as the traditional, valued mode of scholarly text comparison, combined with an increasingly widespread reliance on digital text analysis as scientific mode of inquiry raises the question as to whether the reflexive concepts that are central to interpretation - individualism, subjectivity - are affected by the anonymised, normative assumptions implied by formal categorisations of text as digital data.
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Contributions triggered by an international colloquium titled 'Text Comparison and Digital Creativity, an International Colloquium on the Co-production of Presence and Meaning in Digital Text Scholarship', held in Amsterdam on 30 and 31 October 2008 on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

The spread of digital technology across philology, linguistics and literary studies suggests that text scholarship is taking on a more laboratory-like image. The ability to sort, quantify, reproduce and report text through computation would seem to facilitate the exploration of text as another type of quantitative scientific data. However, developing this potential also highlights text analysis and text interpretation as two increasingly separated sub-tasks in the study of texts. The implied dual nature of interpretation as the traditional, valued mode of scholarly text comparison, combined with an increasingly widespread reliance on digital text analysis as scientific mode of inquiry raises the question as to whether the reflexive concepts that are central to interpretation - individualism, subjectivity - are affected by the anonymised, normative assumptions implied by formal categorisations of text as digital data.

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Pt. 1. Continuation and innovation in e-philology -- pt. 2. Scholarly and scientific research -- pt. 3. Case studies -- pt. 4. Wider perspectives on developments in digital text scholarship.

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