eXplore! - Expansion of the Trier Center for Digital Humanities

Computer-Aided Modeling, Analysis and Exploration as the Basis for eScience in the Humanities

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Project Management: Prof Dr Claudine Moulin  (Universität Trier - Germanistik (Ältere deutsche Philologie)) · Universität Trier - Trier Center for Digital Humanities (TCDH) · Prof. Dr. Ingo Timm  (Universität Trier – Fachbereich IV (Informatikwissenschaften)) · Prof. Dr. Ralph Bergmann  (Universität Trier – Fachbereich IV (Informatikwissenschaften)) · Universität Trier – Center for Informatics Research and Technology (CIRT)

Sponsors: BMBF – Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

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Contact person (TCDH): Dr Thomas Burch; Prof Dr Claudine Moulin

Research Area: Software Systems and Research Infrastructure, Digital Literary and Cultural Studies

Keywords: Quantitative Analysis

Website of the Project: eXplore! - Computer-aided modeling, analysis and exploration of autobiographica…

Using text mining, modeling and simulation, the researchers involved examined the specific case study of Klaus Mann's diaries to determine which influencing factors and in what form had an impact on the literary production and productivity of the diary writer. The multitude of daily experiences or observations leads, on the one hand, to the question of when Klaus Mann started his literary work with all the activities recorded in diaries and, on the other hand, how these daily experiences and observations affected his literary productivity.

Literary Data Analysis and the Search for Sustainable Structures for the DH

In order to be able to answer literary questions like these, the methodological question arises as to how one can adequately cope with this multitude of information and contexts at all. In the course of the research project eXplore it should not only be tested to what extent such literary questions about autobiographical texts can be answered with the help of text mining, modeling and computer simulation. On the other hand, by exploring the research processes taking place and mapping them into a scientific workflow, the prerequisites were created to be able to transfer the corresponding research methods to other autobiographical texts.

By exploring the research processes taking place and mapping them in scientific workflows, the prerequisites are also created to be able to transfer the corresponding investigation methods to other autobiographical texts. In doing so, not only sustainable structures and methods of digital humanities are built. The research work of the humanities and social scientists working with digital technologies is also reflected on and scientifically supported.


Julia Fischer
E-mail: hennemannjatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3849