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Dr Gabriel Recchia

Concept Lab Research Associate

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The availability of large textual datasets in recent years has enabled researchers to investigate the statistical structure of language on a scale not possible in previous decades. By combining tools from cognitive science with computational and statistical techniques for analyzing large databases of text, researchers have developed computational methods for automatically finding clusters of words that are related in meaning. Using these advances as a starting point, my research at CRASSH aims to develop novel computational methods that can be used to investigate historical cultural concepts, to track how they change over time, and to characterize their properties. Specific interests include concepts of place and space, abstract concepts, and methods for combining language-based statistics with other sources of information.