Robert Morrissey

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This article describes the use of latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA), or topic modeling, to explore the discursive makeup of the eighteenth century Encyclopédie of Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1751–1772). Expanding upon previous work modeling the Encyclopédie's ontology, or classification scheme, we examine the abstractions used by its editors(More)
The existence of machine readable text makes possible the development of new techniques that assist the literary scholar in locating interesting passages of text. In this paper we explore in a preliminary manner the possibility of adapting techniques developed in the field of document retrieval to the full text context. As an alternative to the conventional(More)
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