Marlowe and overreaching: A misuse of stylometry

AbstractIn ‘Christopher Marlowe: Hype and Hoax’(2018), Hartmut Ilsemann implies that his application of the Rolling Delta feature of R Stylo is sufficiently robust that a century and a half of traditional scholarship should be overturned, and Marlowe stripped of the majority of his canon, including Doctor Faustus and Edward II. The article concludes that ‘Marlowe is totally overrated in his influence on modern English drama’ (p. 26), the natural consequence of stripping away 5/7ths of his canon.

Statistical analysis about the order of Quran’s revelation

AbstractStatistics and data analysis provide exciting approaches for extracting knowledge from data. Recently, statistics and data analysis were sought to be exploited in many research fields. In this study, statistics is applied to religious studies. Thirteen different orders of Quran’s revelation are considered. To start with, by using regression analysis, the similarity between these orders is investigated. The results show that all of the orders are highly related (R2 > 0.7, P < 0.001). Then, the hierarchical clustering method is used to cluster the orders.


Wei-Chen Hsu and Gi-Zen Liu, Genre-based writing instruction blended with an online writing tutorial system for the development of academic writing, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, doi:10.1093/llc/fqy021.

Information infrastructure of contemporary humanities and the digital humanities development as a cause of creating new information barriers. A Polish case

AbstractPurpose—To identify new information barriers created in the process related to the formation and transfer of humanistic scientific knowledge. Methodology—The reanalysis of the data collected during the earlier research projects. Results—Information barriers were identified, which are created by incomplete bibliographic databases, some solutions used in publishing on the Internet, the low level of information competencies of many humanists, their adverse attitude to open access, and by the education system that prefers knowledge transmission in the linear and text form.

Development of technological ecosystems for cultural analysis: The case of Expofinder system and art exhibitions

AbstractCultural analysts are currently faced with an ecosystem of heterogeneous, globally distributed, and mass-scale sources that cannot be ignored in the research process. In addition to that, cultural analysts need to deal with the emergence of a knowledge economy which is no longer based on the value of the information entities contained in one or more documents, but on the potential for heterogeneous data to be recombined to generate previously unknown knowledge.

Paul Robeson’s place in YouTube: A social spatial network analysis of digital heritage

AbstractThis article utilizes the African American Paul Robeson and his representation on YouTube to address three critical and underexplored arenas in heritage studies. First, Paul Robeson is an individual all but lost in the public memory of the USA, despite having been one of the USA’s most well-known celebrities. This article presents, for the first time, a global analysis of his representation and presence through the medium of YouTube.

Literary intelligence analysis of novel protagonists’ personality traits and development

AbstractDigital technology is drawing more and more research attention in many areas of humanities because of its advantages in objectivity and automation. This work was an attempt to analyze two protagonists’ personality traits and development, through their dialogues in a Chinese novel Ordinary World. We used language technology LTP, a Simplified Chinese segmentation software, to segment dialogues. Then, on the basis of eighty-eight LIWC (Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count) features, personality predictive models were recruited to calculate the Big Five personality.


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