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What it Means to be a Harlequin Book: Text Analysis of Early Harlequin Covers

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  • The use of computational analysis to visualize and aid in the interpretation of literature and book history is a way of supplementing traditional literary criticism. The application of statistical algorithms on a large scale allows a researcher to derive textual patterns and relationships that could not be determined without the aid of technology. Instead of only examining a small text sample this study will utilize a large corpus published by Harlequin Enterprises during its first ten years of operation, from 1949 to 1959. By examining stylistic changes in publishing language over time this project will be firmly situated as an effective example of a computational, cross-disciplinary approach to the research and analysis of Canadian book history.

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    Conference Paper
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    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International