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the AHA and “racial silence” in the criminal archive

This is, more or less, the text for my panel presentation on Saturday at the AHA. I’ve changed it a bit from the description that I submitted. But, what are you going to do? These things happen in an intervening

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clustering with compression for the historian

Introduction What is NCD? Limitations: Size Matters bzip2 gzip lzma The Code Comparing results The Series Guide The 18th Century Conclusion INTRODUCTION As I wrote here a couple of weeks ago, I’m playing around with a variety of clustering techniques to identify

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an algorithmic approach to legal culture in the early modern Spanish empire

There’s a problem But wait, there’s more. Wither text analysis Cluster techniques There’s a problem I’ve been playing around for a while now with various algorithms designed to cluster unstructured text. The reason I want to do this is I’m

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