[Humanist] 29.358 do we know the Horty Project?

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 358.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2015 11:57:39 +0100
        From: John Levin <john at anterotesis.com>
        Subject: The Horty Project

Dear List,

I recently came across mention of the "Horty Project", set up by John 
Horty in the late 50s / early 60s to use computers to search 
Pennsylvania legislation. The immediate need was to replace the term 
'retarded child' in the acts, but that there were many other 
applications became obvious.

A brief account of this can be found at:
http://what.csc.villanova.edu/~cassel/2500/S2008/Law4.pdf [pdf]

My googling has returned little of substance. So my first question is 
whether the members of this list can provide further information of this 

But my more interesting question is whether this has registered in the 
Digital Humanities, and in its histories of computerised textual analysis?



John Levin

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