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Reading Machines : Toward and Algorithmic Criticism.

Author/Creator:
Ramsay, Stephen.
Publication:
Baltimore : University of Illinois Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (113 pages)
Series:
Topics in the Digital Humanities Ser.
Topics in the Digital Humanities Ser.
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Subjects:
Linguistic String Parser (Computer grammar).
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Stephen Ramsay's intriguing study of computational text analysis examines how computers can be used as "reading machines" to open up entirely new possibilities for literary critics. Computer-based text analysis has been employed for the past several decades as a way of searching, collating, and indexing texts. Despite this, the digital revolution has not penetrated the core activity of literary studies: interpretive analysis of written texts. _x000B_Computers can handle vast amounts of data, allowing for the comparison of texts in ways that were previously too overwhelming for individuals, but they may also assist in enhancing the entirely necessary role of subjectivity in critical interpretation. Reading Machines discusses the importance of this new form of text analysis conducted with the assistance of computers. Ramsay suggests that the rigidity of computation can be enlisted by intuition, subjectivity, and play.
Contents:
Cover
Title Page
Copyright
Contents
Preconditions
1 An Algorithmic Criticism
2 Potential Literature
3 Potential Readings
4 The Turing Text
5 'Patacomputing
Postconditions
Notes
Works Cited
index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Ramsay, Stephen Reading Machines
ISBN:
9780252093449
9780252036415
OCLC:
785781161