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What do we learn from distant reading?

Watch Hugues Marchal and Philipp Schweighauser discuss the Euterpe project as well as the advantages and shortcomings of distant reading.

In the last two steps you learned about Prof. Hugues Marchal’s Euterpe project, a computer-assisted examination of French scientific poetry from the Enlightenment to the beginning of the 20th century.

Watch Hugues Marchal and Philipp Schweighauser discuss the project and reflect on the advantages and shortcomings of distant reading.

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Literature in the Digital Age: from Close Reading to Distant Reading

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