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Author Sedelow, Sally Yeates
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Language analysis ♦ Humanities ♦ Interdisciplinary cooperation ♦ Pattern recognition ♦ Science of the humanities ♦ Pattern generation
Abstract The use of the computer in the language-oriented humanities for exhaustive listing of detail (as in indices and concordances) is widespread and accepted as desirable. The implications of the computer for a “science” of the humanities—a science entailing gathering data for the construction and testing of models—are neither widely recognized nor accepted. This paper argues that the computer's major role as to language analysis in the humanities will be the establishing of such a science. Thus, for those areas of the humanities for which rigor and precision are necessary (e.g. analyzing literature or teaching a student to write a composition) the computer can be a critically important facilitator.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence (Sedelow, Sally Yeates)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 7
Page Count 4
Starting Page 644
Ending Page 647


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Source: ACM Digital Library