Gabor Toth will discuss approaches to tracking word frequencies across small and large collections of corpora using Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone and texts in Early English Books Online (EEBO) as examples.
Attendees will learn about the mathematical bases of frequency and will be introduced to different types of frequency (relative, absolute, document, inverse, etc.).
This is part one of a two-part series that will offer a concise introduction to word frequency and collocation analysis for the purpose of literary studies. With The Moonstone, Early English Books Online (EEBO), and Health Reports from London (1850 - 1973) as case studies, the overall goal of the two talks is to demonstrate how quantitative methods can help inform exploratory text analysis.
Attendees are welcome to attend either or both sessions!
Gabor Toth is a Postdoctoral Associate with the Yale Digital Humanities Lab, Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, and History.