Geoparsing, GIS and textual analysis: current developments in spatial humanities research

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/606087
Title:
Geoparsing, GIS and textual analysis: current developments in spatial humanities research
Authors:
Gregory, Ian; Donaldson, Christopher; Murrieta-Flores, Patricia ( 0000-0001-9904-0288 ) ; Rayson, Paul
Abstract:
The spatial humanities constitute a rapidly developing research field that has the potential to create a step-change in the ways in which the humanities deal with geography and geographical information. As yet, however, research in the spatial humanities is only just beginning to deliver the applied contributions to knowledge that will prove its significance. Demonstrating the potential of innovations in technical fields is, almost always, a lengthy process, as it takes time to create the required datasets and to design and implement appropriate techniques for engaging with the information those datasets contain. Beyond this, there is the need to define appropriate research questions and to set parameters for interpreting findings, both of which can involve prolonged discussion and debate. The spatial humanities are still in early phases of this process. Accordingly, the purpose of this special issue is to showcase a set of exemplary studies and research projects that not only demonstrate the field’s potential to contribute to knowledge across a range of humanities disciplines, but also to suggest pathways for future research. Our ambition is both to demonstrate how the application of exploratory techniques in the spatial humanities offers new insights about the geographies embedded in a diverse range of texts (including letters, works of literature, and official reports) and, at the same time, to encourage other scholars to integrate these techniques in their research.
Affiliation:
Lancaster University; University of Chester
Citation:
Gregory, I. N., Donaldson, C., Murrieta-Flores, P., & Rayson, P. (2015). Geoparsing, GIS and textual analysis: Current developments in Spatial Humanities research. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 9(1), 1-14. DOI: 10.3366/ijhac.2015.0135
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Journal:
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing
Publication Date:
1-Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/606087
DOI:
10.3366/ijhac.2015.0135
Additional Links:
http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/ijhac.2015.0135
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a published work that appeared in final form in International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. To access the final edited and published work see http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/10.3366/ijhac.2015.0135.
EISSN:
1755-1706
Appears in Collections:
History and Archaeology

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dc.contributor.authorGregory, Ianen
dc.contributor.authorDonaldson, Christopheren
dc.contributor.authorMurrieta-Flores, Patriciaen
dc.contributor.authorRayson, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-20T16:29:00Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-20T16:29:00Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03-01en
dc.identifier.citationGregory, I. N., Donaldson, C., Murrieta-Flores, P., & Rayson, P. (2015). Geoparsing, GIS and textual analysis: Current developments in Spatial Humanities research. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 9(1), 1-14. DOI: 10.3366/ijhac.2015.0135en
dc.identifier.doi10.3366/ijhac.2015.0135en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/606087en
dc.descriptionThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a published work that appeared in final form in International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. To access the final edited and published work see http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/10.3366/ijhac.2015.0135.-
dc.description.abstractThe spatial humanities constitute a rapidly developing research field that has the potential to create a step-change in the ways in which the humanities deal with geography and geographical information. As yet, however, research in the spatial humanities is only just beginning to deliver the applied contributions to knowledge that will prove its significance. Demonstrating the potential of innovations in technical fields is, almost always, a lengthy process, as it takes time to create the required datasets and to design and implement appropriate techniques for engaging with the information those datasets contain. Beyond this, there is the need to define appropriate research questions and to set parameters for interpreting findings, both of which can involve prolonged discussion and debate. The spatial humanities are still in early phases of this process. Accordingly, the purpose of this special issue is to showcase a set of exemplary studies and research projects that not only demonstrate the field’s potential to contribute to knowledge across a range of humanities disciplines, but also to suggest pathways for future research. Our ambition is both to demonstrate how the application of exploratory techniques in the spatial humanities offers new insights about the geographies embedded in a diverse range of texts (including letters, works of literature, and official reports) and, at the same time, to encourage other scholars to integrate these techniques in their research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEdinburgh University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/ijhac.2015.0135en
dc.subjectSpatial Humanitiesen
dc.subjectDigital Humanitiesen
dc.subjectSpatial Analysisen
dc.subjectTextual Analysisen
dc.subjectCorpus Linguisticsen
dc.subjectGeographic Information Systems (GIS)en
dc.subjectGeographical Text Analysisen
dc.titleGeoparsing, GIS and textual analysis: current developments in spatial humanities researchen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1755-1706en
dc.contributor.departmentLancaster University; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Humanities and Arts Computingen
dc.date.accepted2014-11-01en
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderEuropean Research Councilen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectnon-RCUK-non UoCen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-04-20en
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