Distant Reading Early Modernity

Matthew Milner, Stéfan Sinclair and Stephen Wittek


DREaM is a sub-project of the larger McGill-based SSHRC Partnership Project, Early Modern Conversions (http://earlymodernconversions.com). It's primary digital focus is the creation of a new corpus-building interface for Voyant Tools, using 44,000+ texts from Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. The DREaM Team normalized c. 40,000 English texts (and fragments) from this wider corpus using Alaistair Baron's VARD2, and mashed up the existing EEBO TCP Metadata with linked open data from VIAF and OCLC. NanoHistory will use this reworked EEBO TCP Metadata as seed data for its case study into Reformation England.