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Computers and the Humanities ePub

This book describes the use of computers by scholars in the humanities. It presents an historical survey of the developments in different arts disciplines, an account of the present situation, and an expression of hopes, concerns and plans about the future. The uses of the computer in the humanities research can be divided into three main kinds. A humanities researcher may use a computer to study strings (as in language processing or the analysis of literary texts) or to study numbers (of discrete items or events, as in social and economic history) or to study icons, whether visual (as in art history) or acoustical (as in musicology). The book provides useful pointers to organizations and relevant literature in the humanities disciplines. It should prove a valuable aid to all who face the challenge of computers in the humanities.
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