Computational Literary Genre Analysis (CLIGS)
The project takes established basic issues of literary studies as a starting point, but from the point of view of computational methods. The goal is to answer questions of literary studies with a new foundation and from a new point of view, combining the use of large text collections with innovative analysis methods and hermeneutic sensibility for context. This is being carried out on the basis of several large text collections that consist of French dramas of the classical period and the Enlightenment as well as French and Spanish novels of the 19th century. The group is situated at the interface of romance literary studies and applied computer science and defines itself as part of the Digital Humanities.