Automatically analysing large texts in a GIS environment: The Registrar General’s reports and cholera in the nineteenth century

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/606107
Title:
Automatically analysing large texts in a GIS environment: The Registrar General’s reports and cholera in the nineteenth century
Authors:
Murrieta-Flores, Patricia ( 0000-0001-9904-0288 ) ; Baron, Alistair; Gregory, Ian; Hardie, Andrew; Rayson, Paul
Abstract:
The aim of this article is to present new research showcasing how Geographic Information Systems in combination with Natural Language Processing and Corpus Linguistics methods can offer innovative venues of research to analyze large textual collections in the Humanities, particularly in historical research. Using as examples parts of the collection of the Registrar General’s Reports that contain more than 200,000 pages of descriptions, census data and vital statistics for the UK, we introduce newly developed automated textual tools and well known spatial analyses used in combination to investigate a case study of the references made to cholera and other diseases in these historical sources, and their relationship to place-names during Victorian times. The integration of such techniques has allowed us to explore, in an automatic way, this historical source containing millions of words, to examine the geographies depicted in it, and to identify textual and geographic patterns in the corpus.
Affiliation:
Digital Humanities Research Centre; University of Chester
Citation:
Murrieta-Flores, P., Baron, A., Gregory, I., Hardie, A., & Rayson, P. (2015). Automatically analysing large texts in a GIS environment: The Registrar General’s reports and cholera in the nineteenth century. Transactions in GIS, 19(2), 296-320. DOI: 10.1111/tgis.12106.
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Journal:
Transactions in GIS
Publication Date:
14-Nov-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/606107
DOI:
10.1111/tgis.12106
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tgis.12106/abstract
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Murrieta-Flores, P., Baron, A., Gregory, I., Hardie, A., & Rayson, P. (2015). Automatically analysing large texts in a GIS environment: The Registrar General’s reports and cholera in the nineteenth century. Transactions in GIS, 19(2), 296-320. DOI: 10.1111/tgis.12106., which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tgis.12106/abstract. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
EISSN:
1467-9671
Appears in Collections:
History and Archaeology

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dc.contributor.authorMurrieta-Flores, Patriciaen
dc.contributor.authorBaron, Alistairen
dc.contributor.authorGregory, Ianen
dc.contributor.authorHardie, Andrewen
dc.contributor.authorRayson, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-20T16:43:21Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-20T16:43:21Zen
dc.date.issued2014-11-14en
dc.identifier.citationMurrieta-Flores, P., Baron, A., Gregory, I., Hardie, A., & Rayson, P. (2015). Automatically analysing large texts in a GIS environment: The Registrar General’s reports and cholera in the nineteenth century. Transactions in GIS, 19(2), 296-320. DOI: 10.1111/tgis.12106.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/tgis.12106en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/606107en
dc.descriptionThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Murrieta-Flores, P., Baron, A., Gregory, I., Hardie, A., & Rayson, P. (2015). Automatically analysing large texts in a GIS environment: The Registrar General’s reports and cholera in the nineteenth century. Transactions in GIS, 19(2), 296-320. DOI: 10.1111/tgis.12106., which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tgis.12106/abstract. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archivingen
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this article is to present new research showcasing how Geographic Information Systems in combination with Natural Language Processing and Corpus Linguistics methods can offer innovative venues of research to analyze large textual collections in the Humanities, particularly in historical research. Using as examples parts of the collection of the Registrar General’s Reports that contain more than 200,000 pages of descriptions, census data and vital statistics for the UK, we introduce newly developed automated textual tools and well known spatial analyses used in combination to investigate a case study of the references made to cholera and other diseases in these historical sources, and their relationship to place-names during Victorian times. The integration of such techniques has allowed us to explore, in an automatic way, this historical source containing millions of words, to examine the geographies depicted in it, and to identify textual and geographic patterns in the corpus.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltden
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tgis.12106/abstracten
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dc.subjectDigital Humanitiesen
dc.subjectHistoryen
dc.subjectGISen
dc.subjectCorpus Linguisticsen
dc.subjectNatural Language Processingen
dc.subject19th Centuryen
dc.titleAutomatically analysing large texts in a GIS environment: The Registrar General’s reports and cholera in the nineteenth centuryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1467-9671en
dc.contributor.departmentDigital Humanities Research Centre; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalTransactions in GISen
dc.date.accepted2014-09-14en
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rioxxterms.funderEuropean Research Councilen
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