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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

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“Words Matter”: Rhetoric, Precedent and Languages in the WTO

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  Law is a rhetorical exercise, the unique authority of which rests heavily on its ability to persuade through reasoning.

How to Map a novel: “Imaginary Interactions” at McGill

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    Newly developed in fall 2012, the “Imaginary Interactions” project is the result of a collaboration between Dr. Andrew Piper of the McGill German Department and Dr. Derek Ruths of the McGill Department of Computer Science. Using a combination of

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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.”