Literature analysis longitudinal interactive results

As part of the review, The Digital Humanities Institute at the University of Sheffield applied concept modelling techniques to a curated corpus of 1,900 journal articles from the period 1968 to 2017. Concept modelling is a computational linguistic process that involves identifying the emergence of concepts, or key ideas, via lexical relationships. For the purposes of the review, lexical relationships were limited to high frequency co-occurrences of terms as pairs and trios. The process is entirely data driven and resulted in 2 million rows of data.

This website provides access to the top 50 most frequently occurring pairs and trios through a series of data visualisations.

Concept modelling was developed by the University of Sheffield’s School of English and The Digital Humanities Institute as part of the Linguistic DNA project.

Click here to see the full analysis on the DHI web site