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Quantitative linguistics is one of the oldest branches within the field of digital humanities. In mid twentieth century, for example, Jesuit priest Roberto Busa turned a complete lemmatization of Saint Thomas Aquinas’ writings into a punch card system for quantitative analysis. Today, more sophisticated and less time-consuming methods provide a possibility of advanced quantitative studies and to raise new research questions and nuance previous linguistic research.
This tech breakfast theme focuses on some key texts from the field of corpus linguistics concerning these new possibilities.