Distant Reading of Early Christian Texts for Socio-Cognitive Interpretation: Introducing the DiRECT Project
KAŠE, V. Distant Reading of Early Christian Texts for Socio-Cognitive Interpretation: Introducing the DiRECT Project. Helsinki, 2018.
|Anglický název:||Distant Reading of Early Christian Texts for Socio-Cognitive Interpretation: Introducing the DiRECT Project|
|Autoři:||Mgr. Vojtěch Kaše|
|Abstrakt EN:||From a bird's-eye view, what are the most central topics and concepts in early Christian texts in Greek from the first three centuries and how do these texts differ from other Greek texts from the same period? Is it possible to extract the topics and concepts from the texts by using semi-automatic computational tools? And when being successful in this, what would findings from this research reveal about cultural evolution of early Christianity and its distinctiveness in respect to religious cultural evolution in general? In a way of answering these questions, the paper introduces selected methods of distant reading currently developed by the DiRECT project. The distant reading here designates a palette of methods drawing on computer programming tools from the area of natural language processing and information retrieval. The important prerequisite for adopting this approach in given field is the fact that the input data are now available online in a machine readable form.|