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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Squinting at a Sea of Dots : Visualising Australian Readerships Using Statistical Machine Learning
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'One reason critics have been arguing for a more empirical approach to Australian literary studies is that we have access to new and much broader kinds of data than ever before. Data, however, are of little use in and of themselves. The key question when approaching literary studies with empirical methods is how to move between the generalisations involved in empirical research and the attention to the particular that characterises literary analysis: in other words, how such data could be made useful to literary analysis? This chapter examines one such approach. Specifically, it uses a collaboration between Australian literary studies and statistical machine learning to suggest how, in practice, empirical modes of research can speak to, enhance, or even help to direct more traditional modes of literary analysis.' (223-224)

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    y separately published work icon Resourceful Reading : The New Empiricism, eResearch and Australian Literary Culture Katherine Bode (editor), Robert Dixon (editor), Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2009 Z1663702 2009 anthology criticism 'This collection provides the first comprehensive account of eResearch and the new empiricism as they are transforming the field of Australian literary studies in the twenty-first century...The essays range from accounts of the state of the discipline in its international contexts with a particular focus on future directions, to exemplary applications of empirical methods by leading critics and scholars. Reports on current large-scale online projects that represent a significant future direction of literary studies in Australia are also included. Together, they demonstrate the possibilities and the range of new empirical and electronic approaches to Australian literary studies.' (Source: back cover) Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2009 pg. 223-239
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