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Panel Discussion on Computing and the Humanities

Panel Discussion on Computing and the Humanities PANEL DISCUSSION ON COMPUTING AND THE HUMANITIES JOHN NERBONNE, PAUL HEGGARTY, ROELAND VAN HOUT AND DAVID ROBEY This is the report of a panel discussion held in connection with the special session on computational methods in dialectology at Methods XIII: Methods in Dialectology on 5 August, 2008 at the University of Leeds. We scheduled this panel discussion in order to reflect on what the introduction of computational methods has meant to our subfield of linguistics, dialectology (in alternative divisions of linguistic subfields also known as variationist linguistics), and whether the dialectologists’ experience is typical of such introductions in other humanities studies. Let’s emphasise that we approach the question as working scientists and scholars in the humanities rather than as methodology experts or as historians or philosophers of science, i.e. we wished to reflect on how the introduction of computational methods has gone in our own field in order to conduct our own future research more effectively, or alternatively, to suggest to colleagues in neighbouring disciplines which aspects of computational studies have been successful, which have not been, and which might have been introduced more effectively. Since we explicitly wished to reflect not only on how things have gone http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Edinburgh University Press

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
© Edinburgh University Press and the Association of History and Computing 2009
Subject
Historical Studies
ISSN
1753-8548
eISSN
1755-1706
DOI
10.3366/E1753854809000299
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Abstract

PANEL DISCUSSION ON COMPUTING AND THE HUMANITIES JOHN NERBONNE, PAUL HEGGARTY, ROELAND VAN HOUT AND DAVID ROBEY This is the report of a panel discussion held in connection with the special session on computational methods in dialectology at Methods XIII: Methods in Dialectology on 5 August, 2008 at the University of Leeds. We scheduled this panel discussion in order to reflect on what the introduction of computational methods has meant to our subfield of linguistics, dialectology (in alternative divisions of linguistic subfields also known as variationist linguistics), and whether the dialectologists’ experience is typical of such introductions in other humanities studies. Let’s emphasise that we approach the question as working scientists and scholars in the humanities rather than as methodology experts or as historians or philosophers of science, i.e. we wished to reflect on how the introduction of computational methods has gone in our own field in order to conduct our own future research more effectively, or alternatively, to suggest to colleagues in neighbouring disciplines which aspects of computational studies have been successful, which have not been, and which might have been introduced more effectively. Since we explicitly wished to reflect not only on how things have gone

Journal

International Journal of Humanities and Arts ComputingEdinburgh University Press

Published: Oct 1, 2008

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