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Research Interests

Text mining in large digital libraries, Modeling literary concepts with machine learning, 18-19c British literature, History of 18-19c science, Sociology of cultural distinction


Ph.D, Cornell University, 1997

Education/Academic qualification

English, Ph.D, Cornell University

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research practice Social Sciences
social status Social Sciences
Historicism Arts & Humanities
hermeneutics Social Sciences
quantitative method Social Sciences
cultural difference Social Sciences
computer science Social Sciences
eighteenth century Social Sciences

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Research Output 1995 2019

Distant Horizons: Digital Evidence and Literary Change

Underwood, T., Feb 2019, Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 200 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Close Reading
Literary History
Aesthetic Judgment

Algorithmic Modeling: Or, Modeling Data We Do Not Yet Understand

Underwood, T., Oct 31 2018, The Shape of Data in Digital Humanities: Modeling Texts and Text-based Resources. Flanders, J. & Jannidis, F. (eds.). New York: Routledge, (Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

tedunderwood/moments: Code as used in ELH article

Underwood, T., Jan 8 2018

Research output: Non-textual formSoftware

Open Access
Social Context
Information Retrieval
Cultural Change

The Transformation of Gender in English-Language Fiction

Underwood, T., Bamman, D. & Lee, S., Feb 13 2018, In : Cultural Analytics. Feb 13 2018, 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Gender Roles


Word Frequencies in English-Language Literature, 1700-1922 (0.2)

Underwood, T. (Creator), Capitanu, B. (Creator), Organisciak, P. (Creator), Bhattacharyya, S. (Creator), Auvil, L. (Creator), Fallaw, C. (Creator), Downie, J. S. (Creator), HathiTrust, 2015


Replication Data for: The Transformation of Gender in English-Language Fiction

Underwood, T. (Creator), Bamman, D. (Creator), Lee, S. (Creator), Harvard Dataverse, 2018


The Life Cycles of Genres

Underwood, T. (Creator), Harvard Dataverse, 2016


Activities 2011 2016

  • 8 Invited talk
  • 2 Editorial activity

Computer science as a hermeneutic of suspicion

William E Underwood (Speaker)
Jan 2014

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Eighteenth-Century Studies (Journal)

Ted Underwood (Editor)

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

New models of literary collectivity

William E Underwood (Speaker)
Jan 2014

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk