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Mapping Literature

November 28, 2016

Mapping French Literature

Dana Lindaman, assistant professor of French in UMD's Foreign Languages and Literatures department, received a College of Liberal Arts Faculty GIS Grant for Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC) assistance with his work on building an algorithm for text mining historical French novels.

The algorithm will grab all geographical references and plot them onto historical maps of Paris, which will be georeferenced to align with modern, interactive maps that will allow spatially-correct temporal comparisons.

To view his previous interactive map on Balzac's Paris, click here.

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