Linguistic Networks in Digital and Computational Humanities
Friday May 24, 2019, 17:15 –18:30, Bischofsvilla
In recent years, the generation of linguistic networks from text corpora has attracted much attention in the historical sciences, social sciences, linguistics and philologies. These works aim, for example, to model social relations as a function of linguistic interactions or to discover thematic trends in larger communities.
The presentation takes a critical look at this research from the perspective of a juxtaposition of computerbased analysis on the one hand and sign-theoretical foundations on the other. To this end, it presents a longer empirical study on so-called topic networks. This is done as a preliminary step for an integrated model of intra- and intertextual networking, which can serve as a basis for the generation of linguistic networks in the areas under consideration.