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The Linguistic Construction of World: An Example of Visual Analysis and Methodological Challenges


Bubenhofer, Noah; Rothenhäusler, Klaus; Affolter, Katrin; Pajovic, Danica (2019). The Linguistic Construction of World: An Example of Visual Analysis and Methodological Challenges. In: Scholz, Ronny. Quantifying Approaches to Discourse for Social Scientists. Basingstoke: Springer, 251-284.

Abstract

In this chapter, the authors discuss common approaches using data visualizations within the field of digital humanities. They argue that by assigning equal importance to the development, as well as the usage of a visualization framework, researchers can question dogmatic ‘best-practice’ norms for data visualizations which may prevent them from developing visualizations that can be used to find emergent phenomena within the data. They then focus on the question, how visualizations reconstitute language by using diagrammatic operations. Working with digital visualizations, the technological background is of big importance for the interpretation and the development of new tools. As an example, they present their visualization framework ‘geocollocations’ which can be used as a tool to detect words that typically collocate with toponyms in text corpora.

Abstract

In this chapter, the authors discuss common approaches using data visualizations within the field of digital humanities. They argue that by assigning equal importance to the development, as well as the usage of a visualization framework, researchers can question dogmatic ‘best-practice’ norms for data visualizations which may prevent them from developing visualizations that can be used to find emergent phenomena within the data. They then focus on the question, how visualizations reconstitute language by using diagrammatic operations. Working with digital visualizations, the technological background is of big importance for the interpretation and the development of new tools. As an example, they present their visualization framework ‘geocollocations’ which can be used as a tool to detect words that typically collocate with toponyms in text corpora.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Computational Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
410 Linguistics
Language:German
Date:1 January 2019
Deposited On:12 Jan 2021 13:49
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 01:50
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:978-3-319-97369-2
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97370-8_9
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