17.449 basic techniques?

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Thu Dec 11 2003 - 09:14:11 EST

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 449.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 14:06:09 +0000
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: basic techniques?

    I'm trying at the moment to think my way through what we might denote as
    the basic techniques and activities of humanities computing. To help
    matters along, I offer the following list:

    (1) textual sorting and gathering: concording, collocation, retrieval
    (2) numerical analysis or statistics, including basic frequency lists
    (3) database design, construction and modelling
    (4) encoding
    (5) imaging, image analysis & manipulation
    (6) communication and publishing

    The above assumes more or less finished tools in hand. If we do not make
    such an assumption, then we could include:

    (7) tool-design and building
    (8) interaction design (Terry Winograd's term)

    But the above also assumes knowledge of what situations and people require.
    If we subtract that assumption, then we could include:

    (9) social informatics (Rob Kling's term)
    (10) philosophical thinking

    What does not belong? What have I left out?

    Comments welcome!


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