Visual Text Analytics in Context of Digital Humanities


Digital Humanities (DH) research brings together scholars from different disciplines to work on tackling a common research challenge. Hence, DH-projects have to overcome common challenges of multi-disciplinary research, such as methodological differences or communication issues. However, in contrast to interdisciplinary collaborations from related fields of science, in the digital humanities, a gap between qualitative scholarship traditions and quantitative data-driven research has to be bridged to achieve a common goal. With this position paper, we aim at starting a discussion between the various involved disciplines in the digital humanities on how to approach the problem-solving process in DH-projects. Based on our experience in different visual text analytics projects and extensive two years of discussions, we propose an abstract conceptual workflow as a best practice for digital humanities projects.

Proc. of IEEE VIS Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities (Vis4DH)