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Vector Hermeneutics [digital Humanities]

By Bbenzon @bbenzon

Major claim: "[Vector space models] call for distinct modes of humanistic interpretation and explication that are related to but distinct from those that may have been used on the original source texts."

— James E. Dobson (@jeddobson) October 11, 2021

Surprisingly perhaps, it turns out that the hermeneutical theories of nineteenth-century theologian and philosopher Friedrich Schleiermacher are perhaps the most useful frame for understanding word embeddings.

— James E. Dobson (@jeddobson) October 11, 2021

This essay builds on my recent DHQ essay "Interpretable Outputs: Criteria for Machine Learning in the Humanities" as the conditions for interpretability #ml

— James E. Dobson (@jeddobson) October 11, 2021

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