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Lyrics Project: How to Measure Cultural Change

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The Lyrics Project comes out of McGill’s CiteLab, a group formed by Stéfan Sinclair (Associate Professor, Digital Humanities), Andrew Piper (Associate Professor, German Studies), and Mark Algee-Hewitt (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow until 2012, currently an Associate Director for Research with the

Data Mining with Criminal Intent

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  London’s Old Bailey was a courthouse that saw at least 197,000 trials between 1674 and 1913. The records of these trials have been preserved digitally in an archive called The Proceedings of Old Bailey, one of the world’s largest

“Google Scores”: SIMSSA at McGill

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     Single Interface for Musical Score Searching and Analysis (or SIMSSA) is the brainchild of principal investigator Dr. Ichiro Fujinaga, who, along with Dr. Julie Cumming (McGill) , Dr. Laurent Pugin (RISM, Switzerland) and Dr. George Tzanetakis (University of Victoria),

A New Way of Seeing Text: Voyant Tools

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     When asked the dreaded question “summarize your tool in…”, Dr. Stéfan Sinclair cheerfully obliged with the following: “Voyant is a web-based digital text reading environment that is ideally suited for humanities scholars to experiment with text analysis methodologies.”

Searching; Visualized: “The Book History Bibliograph”

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     With the increased interest in the material aspects of the book, the field of book history has seen rapid expansion in the past twenty years. An extremely broad area of research, the problem of finding sources in multiple languages