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 <email@example.com>
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
(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?
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