Ted Underwood

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  • Underwood, Ted (2016-01-17)
    How quickly does time pass in English fiction? Sampling passages from ninety novels, this essay reveals dramatic changes in the mean pace of fiction -- notably a seventy-fold slowing from the early eighteenth century through ...

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  • Underwood, Ted (Cultural Analytics, 2016-05-23)
    Literary genres are social institutions constituted by particular traditions of production and reception. But the boundaries of those traditions are deeply contested; some scholars lump the Newgate novel and Agatha Christie ...

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  • Underwood, Ted; Ballard, Shawn; Black, Michael L.; Capitanu, Boris (2014-07-10)
    Using regularized logistic regression and hidden Markov models, we predict genre at the page level in a collection of 469,000 volumes from HathiTrust Digital Library. Accuracy is comparable to human crowdsourcing.

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  • Underwood, Ted (University of California Press, 2014-08-01)
    Quantitative methods have been central to the humanities since scholars began relying on full-text search to map archives. But the intellectual implications of search technology are rendered opaque by humanists’ habit of ...

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  • Underwood, Ted; Bamman, David (2014-06-16)
    These hypotheses about literary character were formulated in Nov, 2013 to support research that was presented in June, 2014 as David Bamman, Ted Underwood, and Noah Smith, "A Bayesian Mixed Effects Model of Literary ...

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