Category Archives: Data-Driven Research

On-line workshop, February 17-19 – Sentiment analysis on multilingual 18th-century corpora

We give notice of the on-line workshop Sentiment Analysis in Literary studies organized by the Centre for Information Modelling of the University of Graz. Sentiment analysis is a common task in literary studies, yet sitting outside the mainstream of analytic computational procedures … Continue reading

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Analytic and Continental Philosophy: playing around with quantitative methods

by Pietro Lana   What can quantitative methods tell us about the differences between the Analytic and the Continental philosophical traditions? Attempts to define, characterize and distinguish the two have led to such a variety of positions that even the … Continue reading

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Considerations about corpus-dependency of topic modelling with Mallet

By Sara Garzone and Nicola Ruschena In the context of text mining, topic modelling analyses co-occurrence patterns among textual data, in order to isolate clusters from the set of expressions occurring in a corpus. Topic modelling aims at extracting topics … Continue reading

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DR2@STOREP: quantitative history of ideas between philosophy and economics

We are proud to announce that several DR2 members will be present at the 17th Annual Conference of STOREP (Associazione Italiana per la Storia dell’Economia Politica || Italian Association for the History of Economic Thought). This is now a well-established … Continue reading

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New DR2 Paper is out on Synthese

We are pleased to announce that a new paper by DR2 co-founders Guido Bonino and Paolo Tripodi, together with another DR2 affiliate member, Paolo Maffezioli, has been published on Synthese: “Logic in analytic philosophy: a quantitative analysis”.  Abstract: Using quantitative … Continue reading

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Building a flow map from scrap

By Emiliano Tolusso Maps are a pleasant and handy way of visualizing spatial data. Choropleths especially are widely employed in the visual description of spatial phenomena. However, as much as traditional maps are a popular solution, they suffer from a … Continue reading

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Practices and Malpractices. What the Analysis of Retractions can Tell us about the Research Ethos of the Humanities

By Eugenio Petrovich In the last decades, the number of retractions of scientific articles has significantly grown in all disciplines (Steen et al., 2013). Even prestigious journals such as Science are not immune to such growth (Wray & Andersen, 2018). … Continue reading

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DR2-INTERVIEWS: Interview with Peter De Bolla

With this interview we open the series of the “DR2-Interviews”, a new section of this blog dedicated to questions and answers about the use of quantitative methods. A few months ago one of our members, Paolo Babbiotti, was in Cambridge … Continue reading

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Drawing maps with R. A basic tutorial

By Eugenio Petrovich Maps are a powerful tool to visualize information. Plotting data on a map can reveal trends and patterns that are difficult to spot by inspecting a spreadsheet. Maps are also very useful to communicate information to the … Continue reading

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DR2 at the Vienna station

The papers presented by DR2 members Eugenio Petrovich, Guido Bonino and Paolo Tripodi have been accepted at the ninth annual conference of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytic philosophy, to be held in Vienna on July … Continue reading

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