Fankhauser, Peter; Knappen, Jörg; Teich, Elke

Topical Diversification over Time in the Royal Society Corpus

Proceedings of Digital Humanities (DH'16)Proceedings of Digital Humanities (DH'16), Krakow, Poland, 2016.

Science gradually developed into an established sociocultural domain starting from the mid-17th century onwards. In this process it became increasingly specialized and diversified. Here, we investigate a particular aspect of specialization on the basis of probabilistic topic models. As a corpus we use the Royal Society Corpus (Khamis et al. 2015), which covers the period from 1665 to 1869 and contains 9015 documents.