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Mining eighteenth century ontologies: Machine learning and knowledge classification in the encyclopédie

Horton, Russell; Morrissey, Robert; Olsen, Mark; Roe, Glenn; Voyer, Robert


The Encyclopédie of Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d'Alembert was one of the most important and revolutionary intellectual products of the French Enlightenment. Mobilizing many of the great – and the notsogreat – philosophes of the 18th century, the Encyclopédie was a massive reference work for the arts and sciences, which sought to organize and transmit the totality of human knowledge while at the same time serving as a vehicle for critical thinking. In its digital form, it is a highly...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Digital Humanities Quarterly 3.2 (2009)


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