Category Archives: Multimedia and Language

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Spatial word roots are most prolific

If you stroll around the word roots on my map, you may notice that the category #3, “Space, Position, Form”, shows particularly many items in this selection of the top 300 most prolific roots, i.e. the ones that have inspired the most new words. So what does it mean that spatial concepts were so prolific?
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Prepositions and the Funnel

In two great post about the preposition, Keith Hamon argues “The preposition does not signify something other than its coupling.” His discussion puts prepositions at one end of the spectrum of words, and farther away from the narrow end of the funnel of language.
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Algorithms and Meaning

There is much food for thought in the current controversies around Digital Humanities. I think I recognize the meaning of some comments, but I would not be able to understand them by algorithmic analysis.
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Reusing Scholarly Data

Prof. Jannidis was kind enough to put a very interesting set of data from his research on German Novel Genres under CC BY. So I was able to test my little visualisation tool  with very many nodes: almost 500. For me, … Continue reading

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Repurpose

This is interesting: Repurposing morphs into creativity. Repurpose is a powerful concept. It allows to pick up the emphasis on one thing and utilize it for the emphasis on another thing which is somehow related to the original thing. So the emphasis on repurposing itself … Continue reading

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Acronyms and blog names

I hate corporate homepages where the company’s acronym is not explained.
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Connective Writing and Anti-social Reading

Reading is antisocial, but writing is first and foremost about creating a community of writers ?
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Concepts of concepts

Stimulated by D. Grey’s detailed posting “On the concept of a concept”, I tried to depict my view of concepts.
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Trendspotter’s literacy prediction

“The end of the written word”, this is much food for thought.
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Blogger Kleist?

After reading M. Lessard’s “Expression et transformation de la connaissance” in today’s Zero Seconde, Kleist (1777-1811, “Über die allmähliche Verfertigung der Gedanken beim Reden”) would perhaps have written a comment “On the Gradual Production of Thoughts Whilst Blogging” into his blog. See also chapter 1.1 in this PDF.
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