[Humanist] 29.421 the strongest attack

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Oct 26 07:43:41 CET 2015


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 421.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org



        Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2015 11:03:01 +0100
        From: Jan Christoph Meister <jan.c.meister at gmail.com>
        Subject: Re:  29.420 the strongest attack? - Hilbert for DH
        In-Reply-To: <20151025082555.ACA146B3A at digitalhumanities.org>


Willard,

why not scale this a bit: formulate a Hilbert-like set of seemingly 
unsolvalble problems? We could compile this in the good old 18th century 
academy fashion by issuing a challenge and offering a prize.

Best

Chris

Am 25/10/2015 um 09:25 schrieb Humanist Discussion Group:
>                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 420.
>              Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
>                         www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
>                  Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org
>
>
>
>          Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2015 08:10:37 +0000
>          From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
>          Subject: the strongest attack?
>
> I would be very grateful for recommendations of what members of Humanist
> regard as the strongest, most persuasive, closely reasoned attack on the
> use of computational methods for the analysis and/or classification of
> literature in English. This, as I expect you know, is no straw-man.
>
> Most useful to me would be something not so focused on a single piece of
> scholarship or single author that it might seem to have problematic
> relevance to others. The attack would be best for my purposes if it has
> not been adequately answered and so continues to be provocative.
>
> Many thanks.
>
> Yours,
> WM

-- 

Prof. Dr. Jan Christoph Meister
Universität Hamburg
Institut für Germanistik
Von-Melle-Park 6
20146 Hamburg
+49 40 42838 2972
+49 172 40 865 41





More information about the Humanist mailing list