high-powered computing is for Digital Humanities too (via computecanada)

Researchers in the humanities and social sciences are using digital infrastructure to help advance their research as well, and a Canadian-made tool called Voyant is allowing those who work with texts to do it with ease. The tool is called Voyant and it’s a digital humanities application made for investigating texts. It’s web-based, so there’s no need to install the tool and it’s simple to use. Once you access the URL (voyant-tools.org), you find a window in which to paste your text — say a Shakespeare play or the complete works of Jane Austen. Immediately, you can ask it to analyze the text in several ways. For example, you could compare the roles of gender and race within the play.

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