One thought on “Finding God in the Metadata: Distant Reading and Emblem Studies, Pt. 2 – Artifacts, Errors, and What the Data Cannot Say

  1. Hans Brandhorst


    wonderful to see that even at this early stage tagged emblems can trigger this kind of research. As the person responsible for the Iconclass tagging of the German emblem books at Illinois and the Love emblems at Utrecht (and a portion of the Alciatus and French emblems at Glasgow), I am very happy to see this type of analysis emerge. You are quite right though, about the various biases in the dataset. These are due in part to the selection of books which depended on the focus of the various projects. Should you want to work with a larger dataset, or questions of content and choice answered, do let me know.


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